James, by the grace of God: a novel

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Beaufort Books, 1986 - Fiction - 367 pages
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A political novel of intrigue set in Scotland in the 1500s just prior to the crowning of James Stewart, King of Scots, paints a vivid portrait of a turbulent era

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Tranter continues the story of Scot land's King James V begun in his novel The Riven Realm ( LJ 4/1/85). James, whose father, James IV, died when he was a baby, is 12 years old when this tale begins ... Read full review


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Author and historian Nigel Tranter was born in Glasgow, Scotland on November 23, 1909. He was educated at the George Heriot's School in Edinburgh and later trained as an accountant. He worked for his uncle's insurance company for ten years before joining the Royal Artillery during World War II. His first book, The Fortalices and Early Mansions of Southern Scotland, was published in 1935. He wrote both historical fiction and nonfiction works. He died on January 9, 2000.

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