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Remembering Britain's 'forgotten' battle

Remembering Britain's 'forgotten' battle
18 Feb 2013

Those with an interest in history and politics are being invited to remember Britain's 'forgotten' battle on its 500th anniversary.

The Battle of Flodden Field between the English and Scots in 1513, which set the foundations for the unification of the two nations, is 'too often overlooked' according to the founder of Flodden 1513, Lord Joicey.

'It has had a lasting impact, seeing the end of Scotland as an almost equal player with England and leading to the union, yet it is not well placed in the national consciousness,' he told the Telegraph.

But he hopes that his group, which has received National Lottery funding, can change that this year with a series of events, including exhibitions and music festivals, set to take place across the UK.

These include 'A Flodden Feast', which is being held by Northumberland's Glendale Local History Society on 13 April. The three-course luncheon recreating 16th century dishes is priced at £17 for non-members. Booking is essential.

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