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The End of the Line By Nigel Tranter

The End of the Line
by Nigel Tranter

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The stirring 15th century tale of the 10th Earl Cospatrick and his son, George, Master of Dunbar.
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The End of the Line by Nigel Tranter

As the 15th century dawned, Scotland was plunged into chaos. With the new king ailing and weak, his unscrupulous younger brother, the Earl of Fife, seized his chance to become Regent and Governer of the realm. Sent to London to appease the English king, George the Cospatrick, 10th Earl of Dunbar and March, struck up a lasting friendship with Richard II's cousin, Henry of Bolingbroke, who was to become King Henry IV of England. On Henry's succession to the thone, Robert III's wife, Queen Annabella, asked Earl Cospatrick to use his influence with the English king in order to avert civil war. And so it was that Cospatrick found himself seeking help from the Auld Enemy to right affairs in Scotland. In due course, Cospatrick's son George was destined to pay the price of his father's links with the Plantagenets and perceived treachery.

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The End of the Line Reviews

'One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers' The Times 'In his dedication to recreating the nation's past, he might be seen as a latter-day Walter Scott ... Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday 'He has an amazingly broad grip of Scottish history' Daily Telegraph 'His fictional treatments of Scottish history are well known, widely read and dependable. He treats history with respect' Financial Times

About Nigel Tranter

One of Scotland's best-loved writers, Nigel Tranter wrote over ninety novels on Scottish history. He died on 9th January 2000 at the age of ninety.

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The End of the Line by Nigel Tranter
Nigel Tranter
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Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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