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Peter Reese served for almost thirty years in the Army, where his concerns included the professional training of officers. He has both an MA and MPhil in war-related studies from King's College, London
Reading like a novel, Peter Reese recreates the drama and calamity of of one of the most famous battles in history fought just south of the River Tweed on 9 September 1513.The defeat of the Scottish at Flodden by the English under the hand of the Earl of Surrey changed forever the fate of a country, but with superior numbers and arms what went wrong?Thoroughly researched, accessible and realistic, a must for any history buff. A Piece of Passion from the publisher... ‘There is no more poignant, nor more important battle than Flodden. Before it Scotland was a proud country emerging as a distinct and flourishing nation within Europe, afterwards it was weak, exposed and leaderless. With defeat the inevitability of Scotland’s Reformation and union with England is hard to deny. Peter Reese vividly recreates the drama and calamity of the battle, drawing together the political, military and historical background to the conflict but in a readable and accessible style which belie the complexity and importance of the battle and its aftermath.’ – Andrew Simmons, Managing Editor, Birlinn