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Walk the footsteps of the soldiers who fought on the Flodden Battle field nearly 500 years ago.
It is hard to conceive today of the carnage that took place there on the 9th September 1513, when surveying the rolling hills just to the north of Branxton. 14,000 men died in an afternoon, at a rate of slaughter that exceeds that of the Battle of the Somme in the First World War. A British monarch fell on the battlefield for the last time. It was the last great battle in Northumberland. A generation of men from many areas of the region were all but wiped out. Its importance to the history of the region as well as to the nation simply cannot be underestimated.
Fully illustrated boards are now in place to allow the visitor to better visualise the battle as they walk round the site. They describe the chronology of events, and provide some visualisations of what the day may have been like, along with the scale of the battle, and some of the local events leading up to the battle.
The local church, St Paul’s at Branxton is also well worth visiting to seethe records and notes taken form the battle. Large scale burial pits were dug in the vicinity.
Perhaps the last word should go to an 8 year old visitor who had a great time when she visited recently. “I visited the site with my mum and dad today and really, really enjoyed it...I liked the picture boards all the way round. I could imagine the mud and the noise when the battle happened. I like to imagine what ancient things are buried deep in the ground!!!”
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