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10 books of Tranter, Nigel

This is the exciting story of James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, one of the noblest figures in Scottish history, who risked everything during the darkest days of the Civil War to save King Charles I. Nigel Tranter tells the fascinating yet desperate story of a gallant nobleman from the initial snub he received from Charles I, the monarch he is to devote his life to serving. A brilliant leader, a renowned strategist, and a talented moderate in a bigoted age: James Graham, the Marquis of Montrose, is a man of great charm, fearless nobility, and steadfast loyalty. "Through his imaginative dialogue, Nigel Tranter provides a voice for Scotland's heroes" - Scotland on Sunday

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Story of David MacMalcolm, who ruled Scotland from 1124 - 1153. Set in the 12th century, this is the incredible story of one of Scotland's greatest kings. An unlikely monarch, Prince David was the Sixth son of the Queen Margaret and King Malcolm III of Scotland, and was raised in England. After the death of his father and four older brothers, David takes the throne with purpose; he sets forth to modernize his backward, patriarchal, strife-­ridden country – and against all the odds – make it a respected Christian nation. It is a story of independence, single-­mindedness and hard-­headed leadership; the struggles of building a united kingdom from a fractured and warring country. But it is also, through the turbulent years of his reign, a story of devotion – to the woman he admired and loved, Queen Matilda. "Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes" - Scotland on Sunday

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Across a huge colourful canvas, ranging from the wilds of Scotland to Norway, Denmark and Rome, here is the story of the real MacBeth. Set aside Shakespeare's portrait: read instead of his struggle to make and save a united Scotland. In this impressively researched and vivid portrayal, Tranter belies the popular perception of a savage, murderous ambitious king. Instead, he tells of MacBeth's struggle to make and save a united Scotland; his devotion to his great love, the young Queen Gruoch; the humane laws they fought for; the great battle they were forced to fight. And the terrible price they paid. 'Through his imaginative dialogue, Tranter provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' ~ Scotland on Sunday**

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First she was Margaret the refugee. A Saxon princess, sister of Edgar Atheling who, but for William the Conqueror, would have been King of England. She came to Scotland in 1069. Beautiful, sympathetic and devout, whe was an unlikely consort to the rough and ready Malcolm King of Scots and slayer of MacBeth, a man who cared for little other than hunting, drinking and the brutal arts of war. Yet, through her gentle strength of character and intelligence, she was to have a profound and lasting effect on her adopted nation and people that lasts to this day.­'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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Books of Tranter, Nigel