Wark Castle vanguard of Flodden 500 project

The Battle of Flodden, between the Scottish and English kings, took place in 1513. Now the battle is being commemorated by experts and volunteers for the Flodden 500 Archaeological project. The focus for 2014 will be Wark Castle on the Northumberland side of the River Tweed.

Earlier excavations have shown that the castle played an important part in the struggle between the royals, and many artifacts have already been found including arrowheads, bones and "the remains of a massive defensive wall five metres thick."