The Battle of Flodden, which took place on September 9, 1513, was a national disaster that resulted in the deaths of many Scottish and English warriors, as well as 100 noblemen and the Scottish King, James IV.
The Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum was built in conjunction with the Flodden 500 initiative to commemorate the battle’s 500th anniversary.
The Flodden 500 initiative provided funding and training to a large number of community volunteers who participated in archaeological fieldwork and documentary research. Over ten thousand schoolchildren learned the Flodden narrative as part of the project’s learning curriculum, leaving a lasting impact.
Flodden Battlefield Trail
The Flodden Monument serves as the trailhead for the Flodden Battlefield Trail. Through the English central division’s held territory, the road then climbs Howard Ridge and descends into a valley where the Scots and English fought fiercely hand-to-hand.
The route ascends Branxton Hill to the Scottish headquarters. In the Killing Fields Valley, it passes near the spot where King James was assassinated before heading back east along the Scottish front.
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