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ISBN:
9781906566906
Categories
History
Imprint
John Donald
Publication Date
14 May 2015
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
352
Illustrations
12pp b/w plates

James IV

by Norman MacDougall - Find out more about the author

‘This remains the best book on James IV … scholarly and eminently readable’ – Norman F. Shead, Scottish Association of Teachers of History

James IV is the best-known of all the late medieval Scottish rulers. Widely praised by his contemporaries, he combined the qualities of successful medieval monarch with a wide interest in the arts and sciences, while remaining acutely conscious of the need to enhance the prestige of his dynasty throughout Europe.

This excellent study examines all aspects of James IV’s sovereignty, explains his popularity and his highly successful kingship and assesses reasons for the disastrous end to the reign when the king and a large population of the Scottish nobility were eliminated in a single afternoon in 1513 at Flodden. This book represents Scottish historical research at its very best. It is meticulously researched and sensitively written.

Norman MacDougall was formerly senior Lecturer in the Department of Scottish History at the University of St Andrews.






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