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Courting Favour By Nigel Tranter

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The fascinating 14th century tale of John, Earl of Moray, loyal supporter of David II of Scotland

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Courting Favour by Nigel Tranter

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.
'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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Mr Tranter works on a broad canvas; nobody does it better * Daily Telegraph *
Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes * Scotland on Sunday *
Nigel Tranter's enjoyment of his own creation is infectious * Allan Massie, The Scotsman *
He has a burning respect for the spirit of history and deploys his characters with mastery * Observer *
One of Scotland's leading historical novelists * The Sunday Times *

About Nigel Tranter

Nigel Tranter is one of Scotland's best-loved writers. He has written over eighty novels on Scottish history.

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Courting Favour by Nigel Tranter
Nigel Tranter
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