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A Stake in the Kingdom

by Nigel Tranter

A Stake in the Kingdom Synopsis

Seventh son of the penurious Laird of Balfour, the fiercely ambitious David Beaton was determined to rise in the world - by whatever means available. Never one to be burdened by scruples, he cynically used the Church for his own ends to become one of the most able statesmen of his century and the real ruler of James V's Scotland. An astute, courageous man, an accomplished fighter, fond of women, it was inevitable that Cardinal David Beaton would make many enemies. And that one day one of those embittered men would wreak a terrible revenge. 'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

A Stake in the Kingdom Press Reviews

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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340637654
Publication date: 5th October 1995
Author: Nigel Tranter
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 381 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical fiction,

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.

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