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Courting Favour

Courting Favour

When his mother, the formidable Black Agnes, bequeathed him the troubled
earldom of Moray in the far north of Scotland, John Cospatrick, younger
son of the ninth Earl of Dunbar and March, found himself unexpectedly
elevated to become King David’s lieutenant and arbiter up in those
unruly parts. At the age of 22, with no experience in matters of
governance, John’s courage, sharp wit and skills of diplomacy served him
well in bringing the rebellious Lords of the Isles to heel.

However, the greatest test of his abilities as an envoy and negotiator
was to come when the new king, Robert II, sent him to London to seek to
win over the English king’s brother, John of Gaunt, to friendship with
Scotland.

The fascinating 14th century tale of John, Earl of Moray, loyal
supporter of David II of Scotland, as told by Nigel Tranter, master of
Scottish historical fiction.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Adventure / Historical Adventure

On Sale: 22nd November 2012

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9781444763782

Reviews

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>