The Duke of Albany's Invasion of England in 1523 and Military Mobilisation in Sixteenth-century Scotland

Murphy, Neil (2020) The Duke of Albany's Invasion of England in 1523 and Military Mobilisation in Sixteenth-century Scotland. Scottish Historical Review, 99 (1). pp. 1-25. ISSN 0036-9241

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3366/shr.2020.0432

Abstract

In November 1523 a Scottish army, led by John Stewart, duke of Albany, invaded England for the first time since the battle of Flodden. While this was a major campaign, it has largely been ignored in the extensive literature on Anglo-Scottish warfare. Drawing on Scottish, French and English records, this article provides a systematic analysis of the campaign. Although the campaign of 1523 was ultimately unsuccessful, it is the most comprehensively documented Scottish offensive against England before the seventeenth century and the extensive records detailing the expedition advances broader understanding of military mobilisation in medieval and early modern Scotland. While the national mobilisation drive which sought to gather men from across the kingdom was ultimately unsuccessful, the expedition witnessed the most extensive number of French soldiers yet sent to Scotland. Finally, the article considers how an examination of the expedition enhances understanding of regency rule and the political conditions in Scotland in the years after Flodden.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scotland, England, Anglo-Scottish borders, sixteenth century, duke of Albany
Subjects: V100 History by period
V300 History by topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2020 14:11
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2020 08:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43513

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