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A Folly of Princes

A Folly of Princes

Scotland at the dawn of the 15th century was a wretched spectacle. While
the feeble Robert III still clung to his throne, his kingdom rang with
the sound of conflict as his son and brother grappled for power.

Sir James Douglas of Aberdour, married as he was to the King’s
illegitimate sister, had to tread a hazardous path through the warring
factions. But having a conscience made life harder still. For in those
days – and in that company – a conscience could cost a man dear…

The second volume of Nigel Tranter’s epic House of Stewart trilogy tells
of the last days of King Robert III of Scotland and the struggle for his
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Adventure / Historical Adventure

On Sale: 22nd November 2012

Price: £5.99

ISBN-13: 9781444768121


He has an amazingly broad grip of Scottish history
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>
One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers
<i>The Times</i>
An accomplished writer of compelling and unforgettable historical novels
<i>She</i> magazine
Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes
<i>Scotland on Sunday</i>
Tranter's popularity lies in his knack of making historical events immediate and exciting
<i>Historical Novels Review</i>
An informative, entertaining read
<i>Daily Examiner</i>
He treats history with respect
<i>Financial Times</i>