Some Battles Are Worth Remembering

The 9th of September last year was the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden. When the Kingdom of England declared war upon the Kingdom of France and Henry VIII claimed overlordship of Scotland, the Kingdom of Scotland chose to support the Auld Alliance – the longest contiguous alliance between sovereign states in history – by diverting England’s forces from the French front. This culminated in the largest ever battle between the two nations, and was the last time a British monarch fell in battle. It was considered the greatest defeat in Scottish history.

Here’s how the BBC reported the occasion:

The 28th of June this year was the weekend of the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn. When it seemed clear that the forces of Robert the Bruce would reclaim Scotland after taking Stirling Castle, Edward II mustered his forces to crush the Bruce’s army, ending any hope of Scotland reasserting its sovereignty. It was the largest English army ever to invade Scotland. It was considered the greatest victory in Scottish history.

Here’s how the BBC reported the occasion:

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Figures.

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2 thoughts on “Some Battles Are Worth Remembering

  1. Paula Rose says:

    Yet again I salute you sir.

  2. alharron says:

    Yet again I thank you, Paula!

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