28 Oct 2018

Great Scot!

Keith John Coleman. The Afterlife of King James IV: Otherworld Legends of the Scottish King. Chronos Books (26 April 2019)

The Afterlife of King James IV explores the survival stories following the Scottish king's defeat at the battle of Flodden in 1513, and how his image and legacy were used in the years that followed when he remained a shadow player in the politics of a shattered kingdom. Keith John Coleman has written a legend-based biography of James IV that straddles the gap between history and folklore that looks at the undying king motif and otherworld myths of James IV, one of Scotland's most successful rulers.