Sentence Examples

  • From this date till the battle of Flodden, in September 1513, he appears to have been occupied with his ecclesiastical duties and literary work.
  • After the disaster at Flodden he was completely absorbed in public business.
  • He fought at Flodden and escaped with his life, but his eldest son Alexander, (fifth of Merchiston) was killed.
  • In his seventieth year, as lieutenant-general of the North, he led the English host on the great day of Flodden, earning a patent of the dukedom of Norfolk, dated 1 February 1513/4, and that strange patent which granted to him and his heirs that they should bear in the midst of the silver bend of their Howard shield a demi-lion stricken in the mouth with an arrow, in the right colours of the arms of the king of Scotland.
  • The victor of Flodden is the common ancestor of all living Howards that can show a descent from the main stock.