The Battle of Flodden, 1513
The Battle of Flodden took place on 9th September 1513 on the ground just south of the church. A large Scottish army, led by King James IV, fought the English army led by the Earl of Surrey in the absence of Henry VIII who was abroad fighting the French.
The outcome was a decisive win for the English. Whilst tens of thousands of men lost their lives, the bodies of the slain King James IV and many nobles were brought to the church. The King’s body lay in the chancel overnight. Flodden was the last battle fought between the English and the Scots and led, eventually, to the Union of the Crowns in 1603.
More information on the battle of Flodden may be found in the booklets for sale at the back of the church or using the links below.