Definition of Flodden
1. Noun. A hill in Northumberland where the invading Scots were defeated by the English in 1513.
2. Noun. A battle in 1513; the English defeated the invading Scots and James IV was killed.
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Geographical relationships: England
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Literary usage of Flodden
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"Often as I have wished for your company, I never did it more earnestly than when I rode over flodden Edge. I knew your taste for these things, ..."
2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1885)
"O flodden Field! Miles and miles round Selkirk toun, Where forest flow'rs are ... O flodden Field! Frao every cleuch and clan, The best o" the braid Border, ..."
3. The Poems of William Dunbar by William Dunbar, Aeneas James George Mackay, George Powell McNeill (1893)
"The flodden wall, which the capital built in its alarm—the masses said in so many churches throughout the land—the succession of the heir to his father's ..."
4. The Metropolitan (1834)
"THE DARK flodden FIGHT. A BALLAD. BY MHS. CRAWFORD. THE Lady of Cressy came tripping along, And warbled a line of a gay border-song; For a kiss of her lip, ..."
5. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers (1847)
"Marmion' is a tale of flodden Field, the fate of the hero being connected with ... The battle of flodden, and the- death of Marmion, are among Scott's most ..."
6. The World's Great Events: An Indexed History of the World from Earliest by Esther Singleton (1916)
"On flodden ridge James (who knew of Surrey's approach, and had no time to besiege Berwick) fixed his ..."