James V as a youth

In order to understand the Battle of Linlithgow Bridge we have to have an insight into the period leading up to the fighting. The following pages recall the power games that resulted in the Scots, who had stood side by side at Flodden in 1513, fighting it out amongst themselves in 1526.

The sections detail the history of Scotland post Flodden and track the turbulent years of the James V's minority and in particular look at the military history of the period.

Reference is made to a number of actions that in themselves would warrant their own research and websites and it is hoped this work will inspire other to take a closer look at the