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Flowers of Chivalry by Nigel Tranter


Flowers of Chivalry by Nigel Tranter

Once again Scotland was fighting for her survival as a free and independent nation. Robert the Bruce's legacy, three years after his death in 1329, is in danger. With a five-year-old heir guarded by an ageing and diminishing band of lieutenants, the English King, Edward III, has seen his opportunity. War is renewed, a puppet king set up. In the years of struggle that follow, two men stand out as leaders of their people: Sir William Douglas, the Knight of Liddesdale, known as the Flower of Chivalry; and Sir Alexander Ramsay of Dalwolsey. Friends and comrades-in-arms by their gallantry and daring, they do more than any others to save their country. Yet something is to happen between them that will cause one of the most desperate events in Scotland's violent and dramatic history . . .'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday


He treats history with respect * Financial Times * An informative, entertaining read * Daily Examiner * Tranter's popularity lies in his knack of making historical events immediate and exciting * Historical Novels Review * Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes * Scotland on Sunday * An accomplished writer of compelling and unforgettable historical novels * She magazine * One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers * The Times * He has an amazingly broad grip of Scottish history * Daily Telegraph *

About the Author

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.

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Publication date

1st June 1990


Nigel Tranter

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Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


402 pages


Historical fiction



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