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James IV,

1473–1513, king of Scotland (1488–1513), son and successor of James III. He was an able and popular king, and his reign was one of stability and progress for Scotland. After suppressing an insurrection of discontented nobles early in his reign, he set about restoring order, improving administrative and judicial procedure in the kingdom, and encouraging manufacturing and shipbuilding. A conflict with Henry VII of England over James's support of Perkin WarbeckWarbeck, Perkin,
1474?–1499, pretender to the English throne, b. Tournai. He lived in Flanders and later in Portugal and arrived in Ireland in the employ of a silk merchant in 1491.
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, pretender to the English throne, ended with the conclusion of a seven-year truce in 1497. In 1503, James married Henry's daughter, Margaret TudorMargaret Tudor,
1489–1541, queen consort of James IV of Scotland; daughter of Henry VII of England and sister of Henry VIII. Her marriage (1503) to James was accompanied by a treaty of "perpetual peace" between Scotland and England, a peace that was ended when James
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. This marriage was to bring the Stuart line to the English throne in 1603. When Henry VIII ascended (1509) the English throne, relations between Scotland and England deteriorated. In 1512, Louis XII of France, already at war with England, urged and secured a renewal of his alliance with the Scottish king. In 1513, James, against the counsel of his advisers, invaded England, where at the battle of FloddenFlodden,
field, Northumberland, N England, just across the border from Coldstream, Scotland. It was the scene of the battle of Flodden Field (1513), in which the English under Thomas Howard, 2d duke of Norfolk, defeated the Scots under James IV, who was killed.
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 he was killed and the Scottish aristocracy was almost annihilated.


See biography by R. L. Mackie (1958, repr. 1964).

James IV

1473--1513, king of Scotland (1488--1513), son of James III; he invaded England (1496) in support of Perkin Warbeck; he was killed at Flodden
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Certainly, it is clear from letters preceding Flodden that Margaret, in conjunction with James IV, was proud in her position and confident with regard to her own honor despite Henry VIII's withholding her inheritance following the death of Henry VII.
George Goodwin makes frequent reference to the Treaty of Perpetual Peace signed between James IV and Henry VII in 1502.
And each time the piper plays Flowers of the Forest at a grave-side, every Scottish funeral becomes that of James IV.
James IV bravely led his troops into the midst of the fighting, but they were attacked from the rear and flanks by a deadly hail of thousands of arrows.
References to theatrical activity of various kinds do indeed recur throughout the reigns of James IV and James V: we find expenses for tournament and joust, dance and disguising, Christmas and seasonal revelry, music and song.
A Royal Patent granted by James IV to the Chepman and Myllar partnership in 1507 stipulated that the pair will 'furnis and bring hame ane prent [press], with all the stuff belangand therto, and expert men to use the samyne'.
Greene counters the increasingly dominant chronicle-history form, however, by shaping James IV to address these concerns in specifically personal terms, embedding them in traditionally "romantic" situations involving matters such as love, lust, marriage, and the conflicts of the domestic sphere.
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no doubt got a few grins out of slamming Jesse Clyde James IV in the clink for robbery, but the famous bandit's 18-year-old namesake wasn't smiling for the booking camera.
Finally, King James IV became interested in the game and had the laws revoked.
1) This early critic had much justification for the emendation: the play, despite the title-page puff, never represents anything remotely resembling James IV's death at Flodden, which is presumably mentioned only for its fame in England (the king's head had indeed been preserved for some time in London and used as a football); it does adhere to historical fact in having the king marry an English princess, as James IV did Margaret Tudor, but the bride is unhistorically named Dorothea, and improbably spends much of the play in man's disguise trying to escape the murderous fury of her husband, who, during the wedding ceremony, has fallen in love with another woman.
After the Battle of Flodden (1513), in which James IV of Scotland was killed, Douglas abandoned his literary career for political activities.