Did you know that the Scots never won a battle when they were favorites?
A sense of poetic irony registers when one learns that Scotland has never won a major military battle when the odds were in their favor. In 1513, the largest Scottish army to ever invade England was defeated by a significantly smaller English army at Flodden Field. In only two hours, the Scots lost 10,000 men. History repeated itself in 1542, when a Scottish army of 15,000 men was defeated by only 3,000 English soldiers. Despite their much smaller numbers, the English managed to take 1,200 Scottish men as prisoners. This humiliating defeat eventually contributed to the demise of King James V.
This captivating history audiobook takes you on a remarkable journey from the earliest extensive historical record of Scotland through the long struggle toward nationhood, all the way to postwar Scotland.
In Scottish History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Scotland, you will discover topics such as
The emergence of the Scottish nation-state
The Golden Age
The wars of independence
The Black Death
Mary, Queen of Scots: “The Daughter of Debate”
The king of Great Britain
The union and the Scottish Enlightenment
The Industrial Revolution
The Loch Ness Monster
And much, much more
So listen to this audiobook now if you want to discover more about the startling history of Scotland!