Archive for the tag 'The Battle of Flodden'

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

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On Sunday Mr C went to the Derby wargame show with a couple of his mates.  I was asked if I wanted to go and I considered perhaps being dropped of at a Stately home nearby.  I decided to stay at home, I thought there might be too much wargame talk in the car.
I had [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 1st 2013

In the morning we visited Alnwick Castle which was labelled a ‘must do’ on Mr C’s list.  We both enjoyed revisiting the castle and were rather relieved that we were English Heritage members, which allowed us discounted entry to the castle which normally costs £14.50.  After I bought up yet another book from the gift [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 26th 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

See my previous post for reference.

2 Comments CherryPie on Sep 10th 2013

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