The Remembering Flodden Project

Timeline of Events

The Remembering Flodden Project
14000 died in the space of four hours
The bloddiest battle in the borders
English Events Date Scottish Events
Henry VIII embarks for France. Earl of Surrey made Lord Leiutenant of the Northern Marches. Surrey organises supllies and his personal retinue of 500. 1513
Late June
Henry arrives in Calais with army of southern levies and all the best kit. 30 June
F-71
Grain supplies arrive in Newcastle. 12 July
F-59
19 July
F-52
James IV orders his fleet to be ready for action.
Henry ready to march on Therouanne. 21 July
F-50
24 July
F-47
Feudal host asssembled at Edinburgh. All men 16 to 60 to be ready within 20 days with 40 days provision.
25 July
F-46
Scottish fleet sails.
26 July
F-45
Lyon Herald sent to Henry in France with declaration of war.
11 August
F-29
Lyon Herald arrives at Therouanne to deliver ultimatum.
13 August
F-27
The Ill Raid. Home defeated at Milfield.
Battle of the Spurs. Henry's army drives off French cavalry at Therouanne. 16 August
F-24
Dacre writes to Bishop of Durham suggesting buying off the Scots. 17 August
F-23
19 August
F-21
Scots mustered at Edinbugh ready to march.
21 Aug
F-19
Scots army past the Lammermuirs.
22 August
F-18
Scots ford the River Tweed and enter England.
24 August
F-16
James holds his last parliment at Twizel.
At Pontifract Surrey hears of Scottish invasion. 25 August
F-15
English march York to Durham. 25 August
F-15
29 August
F-11
Norham Castle taken by the Scots. More provisions arrive.
Surrey arrives in Newcastle. 30 August
F-10
English army leaves Newcastle. 31 August
F-9
1 September
F-8
Ford Castle taken by the Scots. Camp on Flodden Hill. James now waits for Surrey.
Surrey arrives at Bolton, Alnwick. 3 September
F-6
Full muster at Bolton. Lord Admiral arrives. Supplies will last until 9th September. 4 September
F-5
5 September
F-4
James leaves and burns Ford Castle. He joins the camp on Flodden Hill.
Herald Rouge Croix sent to James with offer of battle on 9th - No quarter. 5 September
F-4
Rouge Croix detained by James but Herald Islay sent with agreement to battle.
English move to Wooler Haugh. Surrey expects to fight on Milfield Plain. 6 September
F-3
Rouge Croix returns to Surrey with news of fortifications on Flodden Hill. 7 September
F-2
Surrey moves to Barmoor. 8 September
F-1
James now unsure of Surrey's intentions.
English army move via Duddo and Twizel to approach Branxton from the north. 9 September
F-Day
James moves hurriedly to defent the high ground of Branxton Hill.