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Sir Anthony Wingfield - St Peter - Tickencote, Rutland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 40.446 W 000° 32.200
30U E 666544 N 5838865
Quick Description: A brass plaque in St Peter's church, Tickencote, commemorating Sir Anthony Wingfield, who died at Flodden in 1513.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/2/2019 12:17:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM10G3C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:
A brass plaque in St Peter's church, Tickencote, commemorating Sir Anthony Wingfield, who died at Flodden in 1513.

"this brass probably dates from much later and it is likely to have originated from Letheringham, Suffolk. The inscription reads:

At Floddenfeld did brauely fight and dye
Of Wingfeldes Sonnes ye famed Sir Anthonye:
But Dethe hee counted mickle gain sith hee
Over ye Scot did gain ye Victorye


It is one of three known brasses which refer to Flodden."

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Below the plaque is an explanation that states -
THE ABOVE WAS GIVEN TO THIS CHURCH IN 1938 BY
JOHN PARRY WINGFIELD
IT WAS PROBABLY FIRST FIXED
IN LETHERINGHAM CHURCH, SUFFOLK.
THE BATTLE WAS FOUGHT ON
9th SEPTEMBER 1513


"The Battle of Flodden, Flodden Field, or occasionally Branxton (Brainston Moor) was a military combat in the War of the League of Cambrai between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland, resulting in an English victory. The battle was fought in Branxton in the county of Northumberland in northern England on 9 September 1513, between an invading Scots army under King James IV and an English army commanded by the Earl of Surrey. In terms of troop numbers, it was the largest battle fought between the two kingdoms. James IV was killed in the battle, becoming the last monarch from the British Isles to die in battle."

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