Flodden 1513

10 March 2013
September 2013 will mark the quincentenary of the Battle of Flodden, where English forces under the Earl of Surrey defeated a Scottish army commanded by King James IV, who was killed - the last British monarch to be slain in battle.

New Appointments

28 November 2012
By letters patent dated 31 May 2012, HM The Queen has been pleased to appoint Michael Peter Desmond O'Donoghue, Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms, to the post of York Herald of Arms.
In 1988 the College of Arms published the first volume of A Catalogue of Manuscripts in the College of Arms: Collections, a substantial 600-page volume covering the earliest unofficial collections and including what is sometimes called the Old Library. It was always envisaged that the Catalogue would have a parallel…
The sixtieth anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne fell on 6 February 2012, and this summer sees a wide variety of events to mark Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee. The main public celebrations took place on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of June, and the Heralds or officers…
To hear a lecture delivered under this title in March 2012 by Dr Adrian Ailes of The National Archives, see here.

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