‘The Spearhead of the Pennon …’

a Bronze Age spearhead carried into the Battle of Flodden?

Matthew G Knight (Author)

Trevor G Cowie (Author)


Keyword(s):
Heirloom, Chisholme, Spearhead, Battle of Flodden, Bronze Age
Location(s):
Flodden, Branxton, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Period(s):
Bronze Age

Abstract


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.

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Published
01-11-2019
How to Cite
Knight, M., & Cowie, T. (2019). ‘The Spearhead of the Pennon …’. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 148, 49-60. https://doi.org/10.9750/PSAS.148.1266
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