Editors. "James IV of Scotland declares war against England". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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James IV of Scotland declares war against England (41 words)
Historical Context Note
The French and the Scots had a longstanding 'Auld Alliance' against their common enemy. With the departure of the English army, headed by their king Henry VIII, to France, James IV of Scotland seized his opportunity to declare war on England.14193 James IV of Scotland declares war against England 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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