Flodden 1513

Scotland's greatest defeat

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Flodden 1513

Scotland's greatest defeat

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Osprey's examination of the Battle of Flodden, in which the Scottish and English armies clashed on 9 September 1513. The Scots were superior in terms of artillery and well-trained in the new Renaissance tactics, whereas the English deployed more traditional methods. Historically, this battle is well-known as the last in which the longbow played a role and the first in which artillery had a considerable effect. Recognized as the greatest Scottish defeat in history, it resulted in the death of Scotland's king. It plunged the country into mourning and extinguished Scotland's threat to Henry VIII's reign for the next three decades. This book examines battle, the different tactics of the opposing armies and the personalities of the commanders.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/The Campaign and Battle/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Chronology/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published May 30 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841769592
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 2 b/w; 49 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 168
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Stephen Walsh

Stephen Walsh studied art at the North East Wales…


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