When Colonel James Stansfield, "governer" of Haddingtonshire, befriends two lairds whom he had captured at the Battle of Dunbar they work together to establish cloth-mills at Haddington. The enterprise which develops also produces dramatic consequences and unforeseen developments for the trio.
Having won the Battle of Dunbar in 1650, Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, sought to bring Scotland also under his protectorate. When he eventually returned to England, leaving General George Monk in command, one of the Roundhead officers left behind was Colonel James Stansfield, who was made 'governor' of Haddingtonshire. Stansfield befriended two Haddingtonshire lairds whom he had captured at Dunbar, Patrick, Lord Elibank and George Hepburn of Monkrigg; and the three of them worked together to establishing cloth-mills at Haddington, making use of the great quantities of wool from the sheep-strewn Lammermuir Hills. This enterprise grew and acheived nationwide importance. But it also produced dramatic consequences and unforeseen developments for the trio.
"Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' - Scotland on Sunday; 'Fishing and hawking, porridge and game, teh smell of peat and bitter cold Highland nights: a page from any of Nigel Tranter's Scottish historical novels evokes the lie of the land better than a library of history books' - The Times; 'Tranter's popularity lies in his knack of making historical events immediate and exciting' - Historical Novels Review; 'He treats history with respect' - Financial Times
About Nigel Tranter
One of Scotland's best-loved authors, Nigel Tranter wrote over ninety novels on Scottish history. He died at the age of ninety on 9 January 2000.
Triple Alliance by Nigel Tranter
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