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    • ISBN:9781444768145
    • Publication date:22 Nov 2012

The Captive Crown

House of Stewart Trilogy 3

By Nigel Tranter

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The Stewart Trilogy concludes with this turbulent story of the reign of King Robert III of Scotland in the early fifteenth century and the miraculous survival of his royal line.

With the heir to the throne murdered, King Robert III a sick weakling, and his remaining son a child, Scotland and the Stewarts were in a bad way three generations on from the great Bruce. But two young men stood out: Alex Stewart, bastard son of the notorious Wolf of Badenoch, and his cousin, Brave John of Coull, a son of the hated regent. With their fortunes are entwined those of Sir Jamie Douglas, through whose eyes the story is told.
The Captive Crown concludes the great trilogy of novels which charts the rise against all odds of the royal House of Stewart.
'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

Biographical Notes

One of Scotland`s best-loved authors, Nigel Tranter wrote over ninety novels on Scottish history. He died at the age of ninety on 9 January 2000.

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  • ISBN: 9780340248737
  • Publication date: 21 Oct 1993
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
He has an amazingly broad grip of Scottish history — Daily Telegraph
One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers — The Times
An accomplished writer of compelling and unforgettable historical novels — She magazine
Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes — Scotland on Sunday
Tranter's popularity lies in his knack of making historical events immediate and exciting — Historical Novels Review
An informative, entertaining read — Daily Examiner
He treats history with respect — Financial Times
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