By Rosemary Goring
Patrick Paniter used to be James IV's right-hand guy, a diplomatic genius who was once in control of the weapons on the disastrous conflict of Flodden in September 1513 within which the English annihilated the Scots. After the loss of life of his king he's stricken by guilt as he relives the occasions that resulted in conflict. whilst Louise Brenier, daughter of a rogue sea dealer, asks his assist in checking out if her brother Benoit was once killed in motion, it's the least he can do to salve his moral sense. no longer happy with the scoop 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 singular concerning the effects of the conflict of Flodden, as obvious throughout the eyes of a number of characters who both had a hand in bringing the rustic to conflict, or have been profoundly stricken by the end result. there were only a few novels approximately Flodden, regardless of its significance,and none from this attitude. It's a racy experience, combining political intrigue and romance, and its readership should be an individual who loves ancient fiction, or is attracted to the background of Scotland and the turbulent, ungovernable borderlands among Scotland and England.
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1 The hostility of most London citizens and their leaders to the revived republican regime would prevent a successful resettlement of the nation and instead contribute to a rapidly enlarging national crisis. The Commonwealth’s inability to control its capital was at the heart of its failure. The opposition movement that developed in the Corporation of London and that inspired opposition elsewhere sprang from an unexpected and ambiguous convergence of two broad groups dedicated to the pre-1649 constitution in church and state, Reformed Protestants and Anglican loyalists.
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When the Committee spokesmen tried to leave Guildhall, they were forced back by crowds crying for a free parliament. As the common councilmen deliberated their response to these visitors, they were approached by worthies of another inclination altogether: Sir 26 A Narrative of the Proceedings of the Committee of the Militia of London ; Clarke Papers, IV, 91–4, 101–3; Mercurius Politicus 593 (3–10 Nov. 1659); Mordaunt, Letter-book, 96; Guizot, History, II, 283, 285, Whitelocke, Memorials, p.
After Flodden by Rosemary Goring