James V: Life Story

Chapter 6 : Sources and Related Reading

Here is a selection of sources and reading material, some of which is contemporary, such as the Treasurer's accounts, which are full of interesting snippets.

Modern books that cover James' reign or shed light on the wider context are Tudor: The Family Story by Leanda de Lisle and Crown of Thistles by Linda Porter.

Coltman, Dayle, and Gordon Donaldson, The Edinburgh History of Scotland: James V-James VII v. 3 (The Edinburgh History of Scotland) (Edinburgh: Hyperion Books, 1998)

De Lisle, Leanda, Tudor: The Family Story (United Kingdom: Chatto & Windus, 2013)

De Nicolay, Nicolas, The Navigation of James V Round Scotland, the Orkney Isles and the Hebrides or Western Isles

Drummond, William, ed., The History of Scotland from the Year 1423 until the Year 1542, Containing the Lives and Reigns of James I, II, III, IV and V (London: H Hills for R Tomlins and himself, 1655)

Eaves, Richard Glen, Henry VIII and James V’s Regency, 1524-1528: A Study in Anglo-Scottish Diplomacy (Lanham: University Press of America, 1987)

Ellis, Henry, Original Letters, Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal Letters: From Autographs in the British Museum, the State Paper Office, and One or Two Other Collections., 1st edn (New York: Printed for Harding, Triphook, & Lepard, 1824)

Gibb, George Duncan, The Life and Times of Robert Gib. Lord of Caribber, Familiar Servitor and Master of the Stable to King James V of Scotland (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1874)

Hotle, Patrick C., Thorns and Thistles: Diplomacy between Henry VIII and James V, 1528-1542 (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1996)

Keith, Robert, History of the Affairs of Church and State in Scotland from the Beginning of the Reformation to the Year 1568 (Edinburgh: Spottiswoode, 1844), i

Oliver, Neil, A History of Scotland (PHOENIX PR, 2011)

Perry, Maria, Sisters to the King, 2nd edn (Andre Deutsch, 2002)

Pitcairn, Robert, Criminal Trials in Scotland from AD 1488 to AD 1624 (Edinburgh: William Tait, 1833)

Porter, Linda, Crown of Thistles: The Fatal Inheritance of Mary Queen of Scots (United Kingdom: Macmillan, 2013) Read our review

Rush, Sally, French Fashion in Sixteenth Century Scotland: The 1539 Inventory of James V's Wardrobe Furniture History Vol. 42 2006 pp1 - 25 (The Furniture History Society, 2006)

Strickland, Agnes, Lives Of The Queens Of Scotland And English Princesses V2: Connected With The Regal Succession Of Great Britain (Harper & Brothers, 1859), i & ii

Thompson, Thomas, A Diurnal of Remarkable Occurents that have passed within the country of Scotland since the death of King James VI to the year MDLXXV Printed: Edinburgh 1833 for the Bannatyne Club