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Paul Wilkinson
Monday, July 15, 2013 13:09
Battle of Flodden Field and the muster of local men 1513

Towards the end of this month it will be 500 years since men from Sutton were summoned to the banner of Henry, Baron Clifford, Lord of Skipton, to fight the Scots.

The battle took place on 9th September 1513 and became known as The Battle of Flodden Field.

To mark the 500-year anniversary of this historic occasion, Robin Longbottom has put together an excellent article which can be downloaded on this page in the history section.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Thursday, July 18, 2013 04:05
Hi Robin, what an excellent piece of research and local history from 500 years ago. You keep coming up with the goods!

I found the article to be very well written with the storyline maintaining an element of suspense right to the end. I could almost hear the entire script being narrated aloud by the late Lord Olivier or Robert Powell!

How many people of today would even be able to walk, let alone MARCH from Pontefract to Newcastle via Durham and then onto Alnwick Castle and Wooler, only to be greeted by 30,000 fiercely patriotic blood thirsty die-hard Scots! Even the mighty Roman Empire couldn’t tame the Caledonians and had to settle for building Hadrian's Wall! No Coco Pops for breakfast or Burger Bars either back then to feed the troops, grim times.

I wonder whether any descendents of John Blakey, Robert Harper and John Parkinson still live in Sutton?

Nice one Robin, keep em coming :-)
Yvonne Salt
Thursday, July 18, 2013 16:32
I totally agree with you Andrew.

I enjoyed reading it so much I'm looking forward to your next historic article, Robin.

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