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Unfortunately the new self catering loch ness policy did not last very long, and when England, under Henry VIII joined in a war against France, the French King asked James IV for assistance. James hesitated, but he could not resist the appeal to his sense of chivalry – the Queen of France had sent him a turquoise ring and a letter naming him as her self catering loch ness champion!

With a huge army raised from all parts of his kingdom, James moved south into England in the autumn of 1513. On 9 September, he came face to face with a large and powerful English self catering loch ness army at Flodden, just over the Border. The battle that followed was and utter disaster for the Scots. The King himself, an archbishop, two bishops, thirteen earls and some ten thousand ordinary soldiers were killed. Almost every family in self catering loch ness Scotland lost a relative of friend, and in one terrible day all of the promise and achievements of James IV’s reign were destroyed.

The new king, James V, was only a baby when James IV died at self catering loch ness Floden, and once again all the old evils associated with regents and over-powerful nobles re-appeared. When he was 16, however, James took over the ruling of the self catering loch ness country, and at once began re-asserting the royal power. He established the Court of Session in Edinburgh again, and ruthlessly rooted out the law-breakers. In 1530, he journeyed himself to the self catering loch ness Borders, and had the well-known thief, Johnny Armstrong, hanged. The King liked to travel around the country in disguise as ‘The Gudeman of Ballangeich’, so that he could find out the real conditions of his self catering loch ness subjects.

During James V’s reign, Scotland was increasingly influenced by the ideas of the self catering loch ness Reformation. In 1517, in Germany, Martin Luther denounced the sale of indulgences, and so began the movement which led to the self catering loch ness Reformation and the establishment of the new Protestant churches outside the Roman Catholic Church. The Reformers placed great emphasis on Bible reading, and printed self catering loch ness translations of the Bible and New Testament were soon being carried to many countries, including Scotland.

In Scotland the new ideas met with a favourable reception, for the self catering loch ness Church there was in a disgraceful condition. It had become exceedingly wealthy, and many of the bishops and clergy lived luxurious and idle lives. Relatives of the King and the nobles were nominated to important positions regardless of their self catering loch ness merits. James IV’s son, for example, was made Archbishop of St Andrew’s when he was only 11. It was quite common, too, for bishops and other clergy to hold several positions and draw revenues from them all. The ordinary self catering loch ness parish priests, on the other hand, were badly paid, and many of them were so illiterate that they could not even carry out the normal services of the self catering loch ness Church.

Such a self catering loch ness Church and such churchmen were naturally hostile to the Reformers, and tried to crush the new movement. They hoped to terrorize the Reformers by arresting Patrick Hamilton, young scholar who had studied on the self catering loch ness Continent and returned to Scotland to preach the new doctrines. In 1528, he as burned as a heretic, but he died so bravely and so courageously that many people were won over to his cause. As one observer put it, the reek of Patrick Hamilton infected as many self catering loch ness as it blew upon.