Thorns and Thistles: Diplomacy Between Henry VIII and James V, 1528-1542 (Hardback)
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Thorns and Thistles: Diplomacy Between Henry VIII and James V, 1528-1542 (Hardback)

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Hardback 234 Pages / Published: 08/08/1996
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This book investigates the relationship between Henry VIII's obsession with providing an heir and Anglo-Scottish relations between 1528 and 1542. It is argued that the preoccupation of English foreign policy with ecclesiastical issues heightened Anglo-Scottish tension and, as a result, Scotland moved closer to the center of English foreign policy concerns. Anglo-Scottish relations at the beginning of the sixteenth century were conditioned by two hundred years of hostility. The Perpetual Peace of 1502 was an attempt to put an end to conflict but was unable to survive the belligerence and indifference of a tradition-bound Henry VIII. This book shows that the English king managed not only to ruin the peace but to alienate his nephew, James V, from the very beginning of the Scottish king's personal rule. This is the first book to explore in detail the relationship between Henry VIII and the adult James V. It also adds to the understanding of how the early years of the English Reformation influenced foreign policy and began to transform Anglo-Scottish relations.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761804055
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 417 g
Dimensions: 221 x 144 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A well-documented, carefully argued work which substantially contributes to mainstream British history. -- W. T. MacCaffrey, Harvard University
...a must read for specialists of medieval and early modern Italy, and highly recommendable to anyone interested in the period. -- W. T. MacCaffrey, Harvard University * Sixteenth Century Journal *
Notably well written-relaxed, clear style. Convincing and thoughtful. Well-pitched at the upper level student.
A well-documented, carefully argued work which substantially contributes to mainstream British history. -- W. T. MacCaffrey, Harvard University
...a must read for specialists of medieval and early modern Italy, and highly recommendable to anyone interested in the period. -- W. T. MacCaffrey, Harvard University * Sixteenth Century Journal *

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