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Sword Of State

Sword Of State

Presents the story of the loyal friendship between the youthful Alexander II, who ascended the Scottish throne in 1214 at the age of sixteen, and Patrick, heir to the ancient - and all but rival - line of the Cospatricks, Earls of Dunbar.

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ISBN 9780340696736
Barcode 9780340696736
Published 7 January 2000 by Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Tranter, Nigel
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ISBN-13 9780340696736
ISBN-10 0340696737
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Imprint Hodder Paperback
Publication Date 7 January 2000
International Publication Date 2 December 1999
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Tranter, Nigel
Category Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 388
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 202g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 187289

Description of this Book

This is the story of the loyal friendship between the youthful Alexander II, who ascended the Scottish throne in 1214 at the age of sixteen, and Patrick, heir to the ancient - and all but rival - line of the Cospatricks, Earls of Dunbar. Alexander needed a friend like Patrick 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Nigel Tranter captures the spirit of the times and writes with an absorbing attention to detail' -- Yorkshire Evening Post 'One of Scotland's leading historical novelists' -- The Sunday Times 'Nigel Tranter's enjoyment of his own creation is infectious' -- Allan Massie, The Scotsman 'Nigel Tranter tells it with sympathy and insight as well as a wealth of historical information' -- Newcastle Journal

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Author's Bio

Nigel Tranter is one of Scotland's best-loved writers. He has written over eighty novels on Scottish history.

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