Originally Posted by Crystal Rainbow
There are some parallels in both events , but I think both were clearly brave men of their time . They were also very much victims of their age . It has been said earlier in this thread , we cannot judge using modern standards or even todays allegiances .
The likelihood of finding Richard 111 was quite remote , so the current ''find'' was a long long shot . The likelihood of finding James is even more of an outside bet .
Is there a James 1V society if not then there should be . Typically in British History (as opposed to English or Scottish) , and in keeping with the polarisation and southern bias of the UK . Scottish Kings do not get the same publicity . This is wrong and needs to be corrected .
Given that they shaped our joint history in equal measure and in some cases more so .
I can understand the mood of the time in 1513 and the huge significance of James breaking a papal edict , but in the context of today he needs a higher level of respect .
I went across there yesterday , it was quite moving and the co-operation between border towns very commendable .