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  1. a hill in NE England, in Northumberland county: the invading Scots were disastrously defeated here by the English, 1513.
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Examples from the Web for flodden

Historical Examples

  • He was killed at the Battle of Flodden, and one of his sons with him.

    A harum-scarum schoolgirl

    Angela Brazil

  • “I think your heart is as hard as the rocks in Flodden Field,” he exclaimed.

    The Cricket

    Marjorie Cooke

  • Nothing in all this turbulent and terrible history has ever been so tragic as Flodden.

    Royal Edinburgh

    Margaret Oliphant

  • The recollection of Dundalk was not so fresh as that of Flodden.

  • But Flodden, till my own boyhood, left its mark on Scottish memories.

British Dictionary definitions for flodden


  1. a hill in Northumberland where invading Scots were defeated by the English in 1513 and James IV of Scotland was killedAlso called: Flodden Field
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