Monday, 9 September 2013

The Flowers of the Forest

500 years ago, England's B team (as Alex Massie put it on  BBC Radio's Making History) put an end to Scottish military ambitions for centuries. On Flodden field, James IV was the last reigning British king to die in battle. It was probably also the last battle in which the English longbow was a significant factor.

What would be the result of a Scottish independence referendum held today rather than on the anniversary of Bannockburn?

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