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The Unicorn Rampant

The Unicorn Rampant

The year 1617 was a fateful one for Scotland – and especially for young
John Stewart of Methven, bastard son of the Duke of Lennox.

King James VI of Scotland and I of England made a rare and disastrous
visit to his homeland of which he had been an absentee monarch for
fourteen years. Knighted in a rash moment by the eccentric King Jamie,
John became the reluctant servant of the court.

Much against his will he was commanded to return with the King to
London, and was soon caught up in a net of murky political intrigue…

A story of politics and greed in 17th century Scotland, told 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: 9781444768152


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>