|Flodden Battlefield and Memorial|
|Flodden Display at Etal Castle|
|Battlefield Interpretation Board (click to enlarge)|
|St Pauls Parish Church, Branxton|
The Borderours did full ill and be falser than the Scottes and have doun more harm at this tyme to our foulkes than the Scottes dyd..... thay nevir lyghtyd from their horses, but when the bataylis was joynyd, they felle to ryfelyng and robbyng aswelle on our syde as the ScottesThe Borderers had put their own selfish interests ahead of the national interest. But without Dacre's men would the battle have been won?
Chivalry and loyalty, if it was ever alive, was not much in existence at Flodden. The Scots who had managed to survive the battlefield were now fleeing for their lives back to the border with English detachments in hot pursuit. However, it is said that they slaughtered "to a man" 500 french mercenaries who had been fighting on the Scottish (their own) side. The English also indiscriminately slaughtered and looted Scottish civilians who had followed the wagon train South and had found themselves on the wrong side of the English lines.
...locals, prisoners and the fighting men of the English army would have worked to clean the battlefield, burying the dead but at the same time stripping them of clothes, possessions and of anything valuable.