More than another insight into the (somewhat unpleasant) character of Henry VII; a fascinating read.,
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This review is from: Fatal Rivalry, Flodden 1513: Henry VIII, James IV and the battle for Renaissance Britain (Kindle Edition)
I would usually dislike a "war story", but the build up to the battle of Flodden is so well crafted by this author, that by the time the battle description arrived I was on the edge of my seat. This is not a story of blood and gore however, the emphasis is on tactical issues, the methodology of war at this time and the styles of leadership of the protagonists. A book for those interested in the events that lead to the Union of Scotland with England and who may feel that the Mary Queen of Scots story has had its fair share of telling. The relationships between James IV and the two Henrys (VII and VIII) is very interesting. A beautifully researched piece of work.