The 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden is on 9th September 2013. Somewhere between 10,000 and 14,000 Scots and English lost their lives in a couple of hours of fierce fighting. It came to mind because I was visiting the Borders earlier in the week and on the way I heard mention of Flodden on the car radio. As I was staying about 30 miles from the battlefield I visited the site. A local group of volunteers have put a good deal of effort into laying out a battlefield trail with boards describing key moments and background. Well worth a visit if you are passing that way. You can find their web presence at Remembering Flodden | The Battle of Flodden, 1513 Worth sparing a thought at about 1815 on Monday for those that fell 500 years ago.