Flodden 1513

Flodden 1513

Scotland's greatest defeat

Campaign 168
  • Author: John Sadler
  • Illustrator: Stephen Walsh
  • Short code: CAM 168
  • Publication Date: 10 May 2006
  • ISBN: 9781841769592
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

On 9 September 1513 Flodden field was the site for one of Scotland's most famous battles, often termed their "greatest defeat". The Scottish Army led by their courageous king, James IV, was strong in artillery and trained in new tactics from the Swiss doctrine, whereas the English Army they faced still favoured traditional tactics. Despite the strength of the Scots the English men-at-arms fought ferociously and by nightfall the field was strewn with the bodies of the Scottish nobility, and the tragic figure of the dead James IV. This book examines the strategies of the opposing armies and the significant effect of the weapons, including longbow and artillery, which they deployed.

Biographical Note

John Sadler was born in North East England and has had a lifelong passion for all aspects of military history, particularly the Anglo-Scottish Border conflicts. He is involved with the Bell Heritage Centre Bellingham, which houses a number of collections about the history of the border area of North Tyne and Redewater. He has written many books on medieval Scottish history. John lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Stephen Walsh studied art at the North East Wales Institute. Since then he has worked mainly for the American historical board-game market, fulfilling a lifelong interest in historical subjects. His American works include the best-selling Settlers of Catan. He has also produced many pieces of artwork inspired by J R R Tolkien. He is married with two children and lives in Macclesfield.


Origins of the Campaign
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Armies
The Campaign and Battle
The Battlefield Today

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