Battle of Flodden.

Sept 9th 2013. 500 years to the hour, historian Clive Hallam-Baker describes the weapons.

Sept 9th 2013. 500 years to the hour, historian Clive Hallam-Baker describes the weapons.

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Scotland was ruined for a generation.

Scotland was ruined for a generation.

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:
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7 Responses to Battle of Flodden.

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  2. The term might derive from the Greek:
    Thallos = green shoot
    or German
    Thal = valley

  3. Ina says:

    “Most fierce he fought at Thallian Field,
    Where Martin Swart on ground lay slain;
    Where rage did reign he never reel’d,
    But like a rock did still remain.”

    I found this poem this morning in a book “The Oxford Guide to Word Games” and it is about “Battle of Flodden Field” Henry Weber. The name Flodden made me look for this blog 🙂

    • Thallian Field. I wonder where that is located. The name features in one video game, it seems.

      • Ina says:

        It says in the notes: “1. 1221.

        ” I do not know what is meant by Thallian Field. I
        take the author to have been a Yorkshire schoolmaster;
        (Vid. Sir Edward Stanley’s Speech.) Having his
        head perhaps full of rhetorical figures, he uses the word
        Thallian for ThessaUan, per Syncopen, alluding to the
        plains of Thessaly, where a battle was fought, in the
        Roman civil wars, between Cassar and Pompey.”—
        Lam be.

        The reason why I cannot accede to Mr Lambe’s hy-
        pothesis of the schoolmaster, has been stated above.
        Thallian is perhaps a corruption, or, what is still
        more probable, a local appellation now lost. “

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