1. a hill in Northumberland where the invading Scots were defeated by the English in 1513
  2. a battle in 1513; the English defeated the invading Scots and James IV was killed
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How To Use Flodden In A Sentence

  • Ravenswood to the fatal battle of Flodden, in which they both fell. The Bride of Lammermoor
  • It's doubly powerful if you know just what a yew tree represents in Scotland, and what 'Flodden' was. The Anchoress
  • Sir Walter Scott, Marmion: a Tale of Flodden Field. 1809: Publication of the 2 volume stereotype edition of Bloomfield's Poems, containing new prefaces and revised texts of some of his work. A Bloomfield Chronology
  • It was the Scottish counterstroke that proved to be a worse disaster even than Flodden.
  • [This verse, or something similar, occurs in a long ballad, or poem, on Flodden Field, reprinted by the late Henry Weber.] "Ay, and then there was Martin Swart I have heard my grandfather talk of, and of the jolly Almains whom he commanded, with their slashed doublets and quaint hose, all frounced with ribands above the nether-stocks. Kenilworth
  • Indeed, the ballad of "Flodden" says he came for it; but the valiant and chivalrous king would give him no reward but that which he said every traitor deserved -- a rope. Northumberland Yesterday and To-day
  • The tune of 'Flowers of the Forest' came to mind; the lament played by a piper to recall the Scottish dead at the Battle of Flodden in 1513. Irish Blogs
  • ’ Scott has grown-up to be a brisk-hearted jovial young man and Advocate: in vacation-time he makes excursions to the Highlands, to the Border Cheviots and Northumberland; rides free and far, on his stout galloway, through bog and brake, over the dim moory Debatable Land, —over Flodden and other fields and places, where, though he yet knew it not, his work lay. Paras. 25-49
  • Eleven years later, in the Battle of Flodden against the English, Scotland suffered its worst ever military defeat. Chávez Takes a Swing at Golf
  • The remorse which he felt, as well as the recollection of her charms, proved the penance of his future life, which he lost in the battle of Flodden not many months after. The Bride of Lammermoor
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