Flodden 500th anniversary

Horse riders are heading to the site of the Battle of Flodden just a few days before the 500th anniversary.

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Edinburgh service to remember Battle of Flodden

The battle standard outside St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh. Credit: ITV news

A service of commemoration was held in Edinburgh this morning to mark 500 years since the battle of Flodden.

Around 14,000 men died in three hours of fierce fighting on September 9, 1513.

King James IV of Scotland became the last British monarch to die on British soil.

A service of commemoration was held this morning at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh. Credit: ITV news

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Flodden flag unveiled

A special ceremony to remember the men from the Borders who fought - and died - in the battle of Flodden began on Thursday. A flag created for the 500th anniversary was unveiled after a service at the Flodden memorial.

It's just a few days until the anniversary of the battle that claimed thousands of Scots and English lives. Jenny Longden reports.

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