Today in 1513, the ‘last great medieval battle’ was fought between the Scots and the English in north Northumberland.
A number of events are taking place as part of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of this turning point in the history of both countries.
Perhaps, one of the most evocative of the memorial weekend will be a guided walk, led by local historian Clive Hallam-Baker. Open to all, participants will walk in the footsteps of the soldiers and nobles, 500 years to the very day and the very hour of the battle.
Clive will recount the events of the battle exactly as they took place on the same once-bloodsoaked ground of the battlefield.
No doubt, it will be a sobering reflection, as whereas they will leave the battlefield at the end of the three-and-a-half-hour tour, in the same period in 1513, some 10,000 soldiers and nobles including the Scottish king lay dead.
This starts at the Flodden Monument at 3.30pm, although reserving a place in advance was advised.
Later on, at 7.15pm, a commemoration service takes place at the monument, while the Flodden Exhibition will be open from 11am to 3pm in the marquee at Branxton.