"The defeat of the Scots in the Battle of Flodden in 1513 left many of the leaders of Scottish society, including King James IV, lying dead on the battlefield. The long and complex minority of King James V which followed is explored in detail in this book, bringing understanding to the evolving relationships among the Scots, English and French against the background of the wider European context of the early sixteenth century. The competing interests of England and France were personified in two of the Scottish Regents: Queen Margaret Tudor, the sister of Henry VIII, and John, Duke of Albany, James V's nearest male heir, who had been brought up in France and represented the French connection as much as the Scots. The interests of leading Scots' families, the Hamiltons and the Douglases, were also at the heart of the power struggle. The book offers a rare insight into a turbulent period of Scottish politics." -- Provided by publisher.
Introduction Margaret Tudor : the English interest, 1513-1514 John, Duke of Albany : the French interest, 1515-1517 The Hamiltons and the Douglases : the Scottish interest, 1521-1524 Albany again : the European interest, 1521-1524 Attempted compromise : the Scots in council, 1524-1525 The Douglas ascendancy, 1525-1528 The sources Conclusion.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-385) and index.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Hiram G. Haney Fund.