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Sword Of State By Nigel Tranter

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The fascinating 13th century story of Patrick, Master of Dunbar, and his enduring friendship with Alexander II of Scotland.

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Sword Of State by Nigel Tranter

The fascinating 13th century story of Patrick, Master of Dunbar, and his enduring friendship with Alexander II of Scotland.
The youthful Alexander, 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.

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

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He has an amazingly broad grip of Scottish history * Daily Telegraph *
One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers * The Times *
An accomplished writer of compelling and unforgettable historical novels * She magazine *
Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes * Scotland on Sunday *
Tranter's popularity lies in his knack of making historical events immediate and exciting * Historical Novels Review *
An informative, entertaining read * Daily Examiner *
He treats history with respect * Financial 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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GOR003313842
Sword Of State by Nigel Tranter
Nigel Tranter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
1999-12-02
388
0340696737
9780340696736
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.