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Scott's poem, Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field, published in 1808, concludes with the story of one of the greatest disasters in Scottish history, the Battle of Flodden (1513).
Questioned whether such a disastrous event for Scotland should be recorded in verse, Scott replied, “all was lost, but our honour”.