‘The Spearhead of the Pennon …’
a Bronze Age spearhead carried into the Battle of Flodden?
Heirloom, Chisholme, Spearhead, Battle of Flodden, Bronze Age
Flodden, Branxton, Northumberland, United Kingdom
In 1999, the late Professor Charles Thomas donated a Middle Bronze Age spearhead to the National Museum collection. This spearhead came with a label indicating that it was part of the pennant taken into the Battle of Flodden by Robert Chisholme in 1513. This paper investigates the likelihood that such a claimed association could have any basis in truth, as well as briefly contributing some thoughts on the discovery of already ancient objects in the past.