|The Plaque at Flodden field|
- To tell you plaine, twelve thousand were slaine,
- that to the fight did stand;
- And many prisoners tooke that day,
- the best in all Scotland.
- That day made many a fatherlesse childe,
- and many a widow poore;
- And many a Scottish gay Lady,
- sate weeping in her bowre
This is rather a bold move by Surrey and Heron, they have a smaller army and to be caught on the march would have been devastating. But Heron and his men were locals, they new the terrain and were able to successfully get the English into position ready to give battle after a 14 mile march, quite a feat.
|A view from half way up the slope of Branxton Hill, The English would have been positioned on the grassy ridge|
|Looking up towards what would have been the Scottish left wing.|
|Stout men of England|
|Scots left, Highlanders under Huntly|
|Scots centre with King James|
|Scots right flank|
In the centre the first Scottish Pike block advance down the slope, but were met by the English bill who forced them back. The second and then 3rd Pike blocks also dashed down the slope and again the English bill forced them back. Now the disordering effects of the terrain would effect the English if they tried to pres their advantage. This allowed the Scots Pike to reform.
|Scots Pike struggle across the stream|
|Highlanders press their advantage|
|King James gets a lucky escape|
|Stanley's flank disintegrates|