Flodden 500 is the name given to a number of events taking place in September 2013 to mark the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden between the English and Scots near the village of Branxton in 1513.
With its location near the border, Flodden and the surrounding area has witnessed many battles over the centuries between the English and Scots. One of the more significant was the Battle of Branxton Moor, or The Battle of Flodden Field, as it is more commonly known today.
Flodden Field was a dreadful battle that took place on September 9, 1513. Today, that bloody history is woven with a spirit of peace and reconciliation. The warring Borderlands are now one of the most tranquil places in the UK. It is a quiet place made up of farming, tourism and small local industry.
Still, walk up to Flodden Field from the village of Branxton and you can feel the atmosphere and imagine the events of 500 years ago, and possibly the spirit, bravery and tragedy of those who took part on that wet late summer afternoon.
Please follow this section to read about events planned in 2013, and to learn more about the creation of the UK’s first cross-border eco museum and the history of Flodden Field.