The English & Scottish armies engaged in conflict
The 9th of September 2014 marks the 501st Anniversary of the Battle of Branxton, Northumberland in which the Scottish army was routed and the Scottish king, James IV, was killed. Also killed was James’ natural son, Alexander Stewart, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Lord Chancellor of Scotland.
Although the battlefield is on English soil, the large number of Scots killed is still commemorated by Scots. Scottish losses are estimated at being between 10,000 and 17,000 killed.
On 9th September 2013 a group of English Democrats visited the battlefield and, in company of visiting Scots, commemorated the event. Of course Scots may now enter England as British citizens. However, should Scotland decide to secede from the Union, Scots will revert to having foreign status.
In this particularly momentous year of potential constitutional change, it seems especially desirable for as many English patriots as possible to make the journey to Branxton, Northumberland on 9th September 2014 to mark this milestone in Anglo-Scottish history. This may be the last occasion to do so whilst the territory is still regarded as being British.
The monument at Branxton to the battle on Flodden Field