Flodden: A Scottish Tragedy (Birlinn)

Flodden: A Scottish Tragedy (Birlinn)

Peter Reese


Boosted by way of the good fortune of naval campaigns within the Western Isles and help for the Danes, James IV, in a erroneous try and help France whilst that kingdom used to be invaded by means of Henry VIII's troops, ordered the Scottish military around the Border. At Flodden he confronted English troops lower than the Earl of Surrey, and even if having a massive virtue when it comes to numbers, suffered a defeat so humiliating that it dented Scotland's self belief for hundreds of years. James IV misplaced his existence at Flodden, and likewise took with him the flower of the Scottish the Aristocracy, as well as as many as 10,000 Scottish squaddies, either Highland and Lowland. It was once not anything under disaster. during this re-examination of 1 of Europe's final medieval battles, Peter Reese considers Flodden opposed to the styles of either nations' conventional army competition and the private animosity that existed among James and Henry. He discusses the boys who made up either armies, their contrasting weaponry, platforms of command and army strategies, and considers the main half the conflict performed within the street to the unification of Scotland and England. a couple of maps enable the reader to persist with the occasions of the conflict in shut aspect.

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