By Rosemary Goring
Patrick Paniter was once James IV's right-hand guy, a diplomatic genius who was once answerable for the weapons on the disastrous conflict of Flodden in September 1513 during which the English annihilated the Scots. After the dying of his king he's laid low with guilt as he relives the occasions that ended in battle. while Louise Brenier, daughter of a rogue sea dealer, asks his assist in checking out if her brother Benoit used to be killed in motion, it's the least he can do to salve his moral sense. now not happy with the inside track he brings, Louise units off to determine the reality herself, and quickly falls foul of 1 of the lawless clans that rule the ungovernable borderlands. After Flodden is a unique concerning the outcomes of the conflict of Flodden, as noticeable during the eyes of a number of characters who both had a hand in bringing the rustic to conflict, or have been profoundly plagued by the result. there were only a few novels approximately Flodden, regardless of its significance,and none from this attitude. It's a racy event, combining political intrigue and romance, and its readership may be a person who loves historic fiction, or is attracted to the heritage of Scotland and the turbulent, ungovernable borderlands among Scotland and England.
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F. Krantz, Concordia University, Montreal, 1985), reprinted in my People and Ideas in 17th-century England (Brighton, 1986). I tried out some of the ideas developed here in papers which I was invited to give in Pittsburgh, Berkeley, Oxford and Warwick universities, and gained a lot from discussions on these occasions. I am grateful to Peter Carson of Penguin Books for initial encouragement, for patience when I failed to keep my deadline, and for very helpful suggestions for improving the book. I owe much to the skill of Judith Flanders, whom I have already described as the perfect editor.
I am conscious of more debts than I can acknowledge — to articles in Albion’s Fatal Tree: Crime and Society in Eighteenth-century England (ed. Douglas Hay, Peter Linebaugh, J. C. Rule, Edward Thompson and Cal Winslow, 1975); to Eric Hobsbawm’s Bandits (1985) and to his article ‘Scottish Reformers and Capitalist Agriculture’ in Peasants in History: Essays in Honour of Daniel Thorner (ed. , 1960); and to the writings of Edward Thompson. I have benefited greatly from the writings of and discussions with Marcus Rediker and Peter Linebaugh.
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