- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: The History Press LTD (1 April 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0752417924
- ISBN-13: 978-0752417929
- Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 17.2 x 1.4 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 798,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Elizabeth Sutherland, The Scots Magazine, September 2001
`This is indeed a shocking tale which the author recounts with such skill that it reads as thrillingly as a novel'
Gary Sheffield, Military Illustrated, Number 160
`Flodden 1513 is a very considerable achievement by one of the best of the younger generation of British military historians'
Doreen Grove, Historic Scotland Autumn, 2001
`Barr's analysis of the mechanics of the battle, the constituent parts of each army and the supporting artillery is particularly poignant'
From the Back Cover:
This infamous battle between the invading Scottish Army of James IV and Henry VIII's England was fought on the cusp of the 'military revolution' and saw the first artillery duel and last use of the Longbow in a British battle.
Flodden is one of the most infamous battles between the Scots and the English, and the one at which Scotland suffered its greatest defeat - King James IV slain on the battlefield together with the cream of the country's nobility.
There has been much debate over the reasons for the Scottish disaster but until now there has been no modern work which brings together the important new scholarship on the diplomatic background to Flodden and a fresh understanding of the Renaissance military revolution. At the same time, accounts of the battle have been distorted by misunderstandings about the military realities of the time and lack of a detailed knowledge of the ground. This book, written by a professional military historian who possesses an in-depth knowledge of the battlefield, combines the crucial diplomatic history with an appreciation of the new weapons of war that saw their baptism of fire at Flodden, in a fresh, detailed and vivid account of this compelling battle.
Niall Barr lectures in Defence Studies at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham, and was historical advisor for the 'Two Men in a Trench' BBC TV documentary on Flodden.
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