Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Lord Clifford - Flodden flags 1513



Henry Clifford, 10th Baron de Clifford, also 10th Lord of Skipton was born in 1454 and died on the 23rd April 1523, his father John the 9th Baron de Clifford fought on the Lancastrian side during the War of the Roses, after he was killed in battle, Henry, aged 7 at the time was sent away for his own safety by his mother, (as the King had put an attainder on him), to Londesborough and then onto Threlkeld in Cumberland.
When King Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth on the 22 August 1485, the attainder was lifted, so Henry could move back into the family home.                                    
In 1513, at the ripe old age of 60, Clifford, was called into service by Earl Percy of Northumberland who intended to repel the attacking Scots. He mustered the flower of old Craven, bringing 207 bowmen and 116 billmen liveried in the red wyvern. At the Battle of Flodden he fought in the centre battle of the English vanguard under Thomas Howard.

6 comments:

  1. That's a late comeback by anyone's standards, and in any career.

    ReplyDelete
  2. you have captcha enable for comments, it;s a real pain sometimes

    ReplyDelete
  3. Captcha turned off!! I didn't even know what it was!!
    I did wonder what the hell Sucio was going on about!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I was just helping a youngster make a paper model of Skipton Castle.

    ReplyDelete