Scottish Renaissance Armies 1513–1550

Scottish Renaissance Armies 1513–1550

Elite 167
  • Author: Jonathan Cooper
  • Illustrator: Graham Turner
  • Short code: ELI 167
  • Publication Date: 10 Nov 2008
  • ISBN: 9781846033254
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

This book details the armies of what is known as 'the Rough Wooing' - the most active period of Scottish warfare, which saw conflicts against both the English Tudor monarchs, and notable internal struggles between the Stuart kings and their unruly lords in the Highlands. Militarily, this covers an important transition period, from medieval to Renaissance armies, the spread of firearms, the involvement of foreign mercenaries, and revolutionary tactics that included early instances of the classic Highland Clan charge. The author analyses these changes and the colourful costumes, armour and heraldry worn, as well as the major battles of the period. Ultimately, this was a time of great success for the Scots. By the fall of Lauder in 1550, the English had lost every fortress north of the border. Scotland's independence was secure and 50 years later King James VI of Scotland became the first Stuart king of England.

Biographical Note

JON COOPER was born in 1965 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and educated in Cannock, Staffordshire. He served in the Merchant Navy and in the Royal Air Force , before becoming a project manager in the financial services industry. His previous work includes the first in-depth study of his hometown battle at Linlithgow Bridge. He is currently studying for a MLitt in Battlefield Archaeology at Glasgow University


[headline] CONTENTS


* Flodden , 1513 - Linlithgow Bridge, 1526 - Loch Lochy, 1544 -
Ancrum Moor, 1545 - Pinkie Cleugh, 1547

* Retinues and levies
* Organization in the field

* ‘In the Manner of Almayns'
* Sieges
* Raiding
* The Highlands

* Armour
* Infantry weapons: polearms - swords - bows - handguns
* Cavalry: heavy horse - light horse
* Artillery
* Identification: banners and standards - badges and field signs

* Franco-Scottish collaboration




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