Yesterday (9th September 2013) was the 500th Anniversary of this momentous battle in Scottish History. It was also the last time a king was killed in battle. It was disastrous for Scotland with so many people killed, including almost all the nobility of Scotland.
There was no quarter given. Where formerly knights and ‘landed gentry’ were held for ransom, everyone on the Scottish side was killed.
The king was James 1V and his death led to a period of turbulence in Scottish history with the new king – James V – only one year old. James V, in his turn, was also killed in battle and it was his infant daughter at only days old who became Mary Queen of Scots.