By Peter Reese
Boosted through the luck of naval campaigns within the Western Isles and help for the Danes, James IV, in a inaccurate try to aid France whilst that state was once invaded via Henry VIII's troops, ordered the Scottish military around the Border. At Flodden he confronted English troops below the Earl of Surrey, and even supposing having a major virtue by way of 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 in addition 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 used to be not anything under disaster. during this second look of 1 of Europe's final medieval battles, Peter Reese considers Flodden opposed to the styles of either international locations' conventional army contention and the private animosity that existed among James and Henry. He discusses the lads who made up either armies, their contrasting weaponry, structures of command and army strategies, and considers the key half the conflict performed within the street to the unification of Scotland and England. a few maps let the reader to persist with the occasions of the conflict in shut element.