Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Fact of the Day: Battle of Flodden

While King Henry VII made peace with Scotland with marriage of his daughter Margaret Tudor to King James IV, eventually English-Scottish relations would turn sour again especially with reign of the second Tudor king Henry VIII. Henry VIII angered King James IV and most Scots by claiming (as many English kings did) that he was their overlord. King James IV tried to take advantage by invading England with his brother-in-law absent fighting another battle. However at the Battle of Flodden, Scotland suffered one of its worst defeats in its history. Not only did they lose so many men and suffered deep political consequences, but their popular and capable king was killed in battle as well. 

8 comments:

Kirk said...

James may have very well ended up proving Henry's point.

bj said...

Very interesting...
Hope you and Daisy are doing well....

Sami said...

Not too clued up on English history, hadn't heard of the battle of Flodden.

Anna-Alina said...

I'm bad at battles. Never heard of it.

Christine said...

Interesting politics.

Martha said...

So much drama and nastiness

Pat Hatt said...

Gotta love those who want to rule

Kay said...

There's so much violent history in their past.