James IV

By Norman Macdougall

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A fascinating biography of one of Scotland's most famous and greatest kings.

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Birlinn Limited

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James IV is the best-known of all the late medieval Scottish rulers. Widely praised by his contemporaries, he combined the qualities of successful medieval monarch with a wide interest in the arts and sciences, while remaining acutely conscious of the need to enhance the prestige of his dynasty throughout Europe. This excellent study examines all aspects of James IV's sovereignty, explains his popularity and his highly successful kingship and assesses reasons for the disastrous end to the reign when the king and a large population of the Scottish nobility were eliminated in a single afternoon in 1513 at Flodden. This book represents Scottish historical research at its very best. It is meticulously researched and sensitively written.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 10 Jun 2015
ISBN 9781906566906
Number of Pages 352

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'This remains the best book on James IV - scholarly and eminently readable' -- Norman F. Shead, Scottish Association of Teachers of History

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