By Peter Reese
Within the breadth of bitter-sweet Scottish background there is not any extra poignant, no more vital, conflict than Flodden. prior to Scotland's disastrous defeat by the hands of the English less than the Earl of Surrey, a proud kingdom less than its dynamic Stewart king, James IV, was once rising as a different and flourishing country inside Europe. With defeat the inevitability of Scotland's Reformation and union with England is difficult to disclaim. Flodden used to be an ignominious and disastrous second for the Scots, the entire extra so for being a principally pointless come across, fought with more suitable numbers and palms, which left the rustic vulnerable, uncovered and leaderless. during this bestselling research of 1 of the main well-known battles in historical past, Peter Reese recreates the drama and calamity of the conflict fought simply south of the River Tweed on nine September 1513. Drawing jointly the political, army and old historical past to the clash, he examines the 2 armies and their leaders and explains the an important tactical strikes either sooner than and through the stumble upon. the result's a completely researched but continually available and real looking account of the conflict Scotland has attempted to forget.
"A cracker of a e-book which reads like a unique but has the authority of many a weightier tome." --"Sunday Herald"
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