Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green: Robson explores the county’s relationship with Scotland in this latest episode
In tonight’s episode, Robson Green explores Northumberland’s relationship with Scotland and particularly how the famous border helped shaped British history.
Robson’s first port of call is Berwick-upon-Tweed, which changed allegiance thirteen times during the battles fought between the English and Scots during the middle ages. Even today people claim that Berwick is more Scottish than English.
Robson then journeys to Flodden Field, the site of James IV’s Scottish invasion of England which saw 14,000 men lose their lives including the King himself. However, the conflict is known as the forgotten battle and Robson meets some of the men who are trying to keep the memory of it alive.
In the build up to the battle’s 500th anniversary, Robson meets Grant Campbell the young man who has been given the honour of leading the annual parade across the border from Scotland to England which finishes with a charge to the top of the hill on Flodden Field.
Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green continues tonight on ITV at 8pm
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