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Sword Of State

Sword Of State

The youthful Alexander II, who ascended to the Scottish throne in 1214
at the age of sixteen, was delighted to welcome to his court a young man
of royal blood, heir to the ancient – and all but rival – line of the
Cospatricks, Earls of Dunbar. Rather than begrudge Alexander his crown,
Patrick, Master of Dunbar, was to serve his monarch well and become his
true and closest friend.

And Alexander needed such a friend in those turbulent times, with the
ever-present threat of King John of England lurking; not to mention the
warlike Norsemen under King Hakon; the Lords of the Isles in revolt, and
the Isle of Man and Ireland also causing trouble.

This steadfast royal friendship was to withstand both treachery and
danger, rivalry and heartache during a highly significant period in
Scottish history.

A story of drama and enduring friendship 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: 9781444766967

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