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Flodden: A Scottish Tragedy

Flodden A Scottish Tragedy Boosted by the success of naval campaigns in the Western Isles and support for the Danes James IV in a misguided attempt to support France when that country was invaded by Henry VIII s troops order

  • Title: Flodden: A Scottish Tragedy
  • Author: Peter Reese
  • ISBN: 9781841582658
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • Boosted by the success of naval campaigns in the Western Isles and support for the Danes, James IV, in a misguided attempt to support France when that country was invaded by Henry VIII s troops, ordered the Scottish army across the Border At Flodden he faced English troops under the Earl of Surrey, and although having a big advantage in terms of numbers, suffered a defeatBoosted by the success of naval campaigns in the Western Isles and support for the Danes, James IV, in a misguided attempt to support France when that country was invaded by Henry VIII s troops, ordered the Scottish army across the Border At Flodden he faced English troops under the Earl of Surrey, and although having a big advantage in terms of numbers, suffered a defeat so humiliating that it dented Scotland s confidence for centuries James IV lost his life at Flodden, and also took with him the flower of the Scottish nobility, in addition to as many as 10,000 Scottish soldiers, both Highland and Lowland It was nothing less than catastrophe In this re assessment of one of Europe s last medieval battles, Peter Reese considers Flodden against the patterns of both countries traditional military rivalry and the personal animosity that existed between James and Henry He discusses the men who made up both armies, their contrasting weaponry, systems of command and military tactics, and considers the major part the battle played in the road to the unification of Scotland and England A number of maps allow the reader to follow the events of the battle in close detail.

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    1. The battle of Flodden that was fought just south of the River Tweed (Northumbria) on 9 September 1513 led to Scotland's "subsequent military weakness and political upheavals" and "heralded a confused period in the nation's history which culminated in the union of the Scottish and English crowns, and, a century later, in the loss of Scottish independence through political union." Reese's fascinating account pits Scotland's James IV's numerically superior army against an English force commanded by [...]


    2. Well if you writing a paper titled "Anglo-Scottish Battles of the Later Middle Ages" then this book is for you, otherwise you probably wouldn't be interested unless you have ancesters who took part in the battle. My 13th Great Grandfather, a knight in the court of King James IV, died in the battle.


    3. Osprey on Flodden is better than this book not to mention a monograph of the same author (John Sadler), full of insights and details. This one is too shallow. While Reese’s book is ok, you will not have adequate understanding of the battle of Flodden if you read only this book.



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