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Lord in Waiting

Lord in Waiting

In 1460, when clan feuds were rife, and the threat of English invasion
was ever-present, James III, one of Scotland’s weakest monarchs, came to
the throne.

Before long, John, Lord of Douglas, a born leader and a man of
conscience and vision, found himself wishing that James’ wise and
strong-minded sister Princess Mary had succeeded in her brother’s place.

A fact compounded by the feeble king’s habit of ignoring high-born
nobles, and succumbing instead to the influence of the astrologer and
alchemist William Sheves, Archdeacon of St Andrews, one of the cleverest
and most unscrupulous individuals in Scotland’s history.

Continuing the story of Princess Mary Stewart that began in Price of a
Princess
, Lord in Waiting is a gripping tale of 15th century Scotland by
Nigel Tranter, master of Scottish historical fiction.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 20th December 2012

Price: £5.99

ISBN-13: 9781444766998

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>
He treats history with respect
<i>Financial Times</i>