Archive for the tag 'Flodden Field'

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
A Japanese Proverb

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 22nd 2017

If your actions inspire others to dream more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 9th 2014

The English Heritage Angel Awards, celebrate the efforts of local people who saved historic buildings and local places.  They were founded by Andrew Lloyd Weber and are supported by the Telegraph.
The awards take place annually and the winners from the 2013 shortlist are due to be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 21st [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 19th 2013

It is my turn at Vision & Verb and today I am talking about the The Battle of Flodden and my recent visit to the site where that tragic event took place.  My visit coincided with the 500th anniversary of the battle.

2 Comments CherryPie on Oct 3rd 2013

One of he events that was taking place on the 500th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Flodden was an archaeological dig in one of the fields where the main conflict took place. The dig hoped to find the remains of bodies of those who had fallen. The bodies would not be disturbed, but [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Oct 2nd 2013

Synopsis (from back cover):
Every step in thes fields is a step into history…
Why was the battle fought at all?
How did the armies come to meet at Branxton?
Why did the Scots move from Flodden Hill?
Why did Surry plan his attack?
Why did Home & Huntly leave the field?
These are just some of the questions asked about the [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Sep 30th 2013

The 9th September was the 500th anniversary of The Battle of Flodden which took place in 1413.  We visited the battlefield straight after breakfast whilst it was still quiet and there were only a few other people about.  One of those people was a kilted Scotsman with whom we got into a discussion.  We talked [...]

9 Comments CherryPie on Sep 21st 2013

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