Mudcat Café message #1778811 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92739   Message #1778811
Posted By: Tootler
08-Jul-06 - 05:23 AM
Thread Name: Flower of Scotland, official?
Subject: RE: Flower of Scotland, official?
Johnnie Cope!

Now there's a "thumb your nose at the English" song if ever there was one. Damn good tune as well

As a matter of historical correction. The myth that Sir John Cope brought the news of his own defeat to Berwick (or Newcastle, if you prefer) is just that. A myth. He was later exonerated by the Army in an enquiry into the battle of Prestonpans.