This month, we have FIVE copies of Blood Divide: A Novel of Flodden Field, by John Sadler, to be won!

Blood-DivideFlodden, September 1513. Across a boggy valley, two armies confront each other.

The Scots, backed by European allies, have superior numbers and the latest cannon to challenge a depleted English force. The English are furious and humiliated that they are not fighting alongside King Henry against their real enemy in France.

Sir Thomas Howard, shrewd but ancient, leads the English forces. Alexander, 3rd Lord Home, bold but impetuous, leads the Scots. Isabella Hoppringle, Abbess of Coldstream, young and determined, struggles to keep her footing among the tides of violence. John Heron, Bastard of Ford, swaggering, violent, and disreputable, the black sheep of a good English family, finds profit while men die.

One of the bloodiest battles ever fought on British soil, the most savage in three centuries of border warfare; the King of Scots, virtually the whole of his nobility and gentry annihilated in an afternoon. Five centuries on and the battle continues politically – never before has the discussion of Scottish and English relations been more relevant. Blood Divide will put you in the heart of the action; the stink, sweat, and fear, the curtain of red mist.

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