An Antidote to the English
The Auld Alliance, 1295-1560
By (author) Norman Macdougall
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Antidote to the English by Norman Macdougall
Book DescriptionThe 'Auld Alliance' originated as an offensive and defensive treaty made by John, King of Scots, and Philip IV of France, directed against Edward I of England, in 1295-6. Remarkably, this original treaty of Paris/Dunfermline was frequently renewed throughout the course of the next two-and-a-half centuries, becoming latterly a cornerstone of Scottish foreign policy. Combining narrative and analysis, this book covers the uncertain beginnings of the Alliance, moving on to the major military commitment of the Scots to the French side in the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453) with England, the subsequent settlement of Scots in France in the fifteenth century, the close naval and military links between James IV and Louis XII of France in the early sixteenth century, and the climax and end of the Alliance following the marriage of Francis II of France to Mary, Queen of Scots (1558).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781862321458
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Tuckwell Press Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Norman Macdougall
James IV, Paperback (June 2015)
A fascinating biography of one of Scotland's most famous and greatest kings.
James III, Paperback (June 2009)» View all books by Norman Macdougall
James III is the most enigmatic of the Stewart kings of Scotland. This study explains why King James was challenged by a huge rebellion in 1482, which he narrowly survived, and why he succumbed to a further rising in 1488, which placed his eldest son on the throne as James IV.
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Author Biography - Norman Macdougall
Norman Macdougall is Senior Lecturer in Scottish History at the University of St Andrews. His previous publications include the highly successful James IV, and he is editor of the Stewart Dynasty in Scotland series.
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