Papers from knights who died at Flodden on show

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TESTAMENTS of three knights who died alongside King James IV at the Battle of Flodden have gone on show to the public for the first time.

The historical documents are included in a special exhibition commemorating the 1513 battle at the National Records of Scotland in Princes Street.

Also on display are the royal account books of James IV’s reign that show his preparations for invading England.

The 500th anniversary of the crushing defeat of the Scottish army at Flodden will be marked on Monday, September 9.

Tim Ellis, keeper of the records of Scotland, said: “We are fortunate to be able to mark the anniversary by showing for the first time some very remarkable documents from our extensive holdings.

“The rich archive of royal accounts reveal campaign preparations in fascinating detail, while wills of individual soldiers give us fresh insights into the fate of the Scottish army, and the terrible losses the country suffered.”