Taking steps to learn Flodden’s history

Members of Melrose Historical and Archaeological Association met at the 'red telephone box information centre' in the village of Branxton for a guided walk of nearby Flodden battlefield

Members of Melrose Historical and Archaeological Association met at the 'red telephone box information centre' in the village of Branxton for a guided walk of nearby Flodden battlefield

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Members of Melrose Historical and Archaeological Association met at the “red telephone box information centre” in the village of Branxton for a guided walk of nearby Flodden battlefield.

It was led by Clive Hallam-Baker of the Remembering Flodden Project who began by demonstrating the weaponry that would have been used at the time. Walking over the terrain of the battlefield, he presented graphic descriptions of the sequence of military errors and consequent tragic events that resulted in so much bloodshed.

Before leaving Branxton, members visited the small church of St Paul’s where it is said the mutilated body of James IV was laid, wrapped in what remained of the royal standard, before being removed to Berwick.