Michael Brown

Michael Brown is the author of Disunited Kingdoms: Peoples and Politics in the British Isles 1280-1460. He teaches history at St Andrews.

Rough Wooing: Flodden

Michael Brown, 23 January 2014

Five hundred years ago, in autumn 1513, James IV, one of the most effective and attractive of Scotland’s rulers, led an army of unusual size and quality into northern England. The young Henry VIII had embarked on a military expedition in northern France, and Scotland responded to French calls for aid by invading England. James IV’s army was equipped with an impressive number of...

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