500 years ago this morning

Twyzell Bridge renenactment
Re-enactment Image, from iFlodden.
500 years ago, right now as I sit with an Earl Grey a few miles from Twyzell Bridge, Tom Fleck crossed this bridge in the rain. The bridge was just two years old in 1513. The vanguard of the English army crossed the river Till on the bridge. At four oclock this afternoon they will be under the artillery of King James IV Scottish troops arranged along the crest of Branxton Hill and Flodden Field will begin.

About Harry Nicholson

I once bred Beveren rabbits in all colours. Today, I'm an enameller who works with a kiln, fusing pictures in glass onto copper. On Amazon is my novel, 'Tom Fleck', set in the North of England of 1513 - the year of Flodden. A sequel to 'Tom Fleck' is 'The Black Caravel' published in 2016. My anthology of poems came out in 2015: 'Wandering About.' Recently I published memoirs of my time in the Merchant Navy: 'The Best of Days' and 'You'll See Wonders" I've a blog of poems, stories and art at: https://1513fusion.wordpress.com/
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5 Responses to 500 years ago this morning

  1. Edwin says:

    That is a stunningly good photograph in every respect. A competition winner I think.

    So, not as some think a N Yorks march in protest against the bedroom tax! (A mark of how far we have all come – in 1513 they may not have had a bedroom at all.)

    • I thought it stunning also. The camera has captured movement and colour so well. It is from the iFlodden site.
      Savour the bedroom whilst ye may – with climate change we might become nomads.

  2. ktb99 says:

    Oh, I see you with your helmet on!! 🙂

  3. I wondered if you were present as I watched the news item on the anniversary at lunchtime today.

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