Following the murder of his father at Bannockburn in 1488,
fifteen-year-old James Stewart was crowned James IV of Scotland. From
those inauspicious beginnings, the inexperienced boy-king was to become
one of the finest and most popular kings in Scotland's history, leading
his people bravely through some of the nation's most dramatic and
colourful years. Bold, vigorous, headstrong and romantic, he inspired
great loyalty from men, and passionate love from women. So great was his
people's affection that the bravest and best of Scotland's young men
finally laid down their lives for him - at the tragic Field of Flodden.
Accomplished lover, able king, complex personality, James IV of Scotland
is brought to memorable life in Nigel Tranter's compelling tale of
drama, intrigue and treachery.