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Marchman

Nigel Tranter

7 Reviews

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Fiction, Historical adventure, War & combat fiction, Historical fiction

This is the compelling 16th-century story of John Maxwell, Warden of the West March in the days of Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I of England.

During the 16th century, the Boderland between Scotland and England was something of a world apart, with its own strange laws, beliefs and customs. Young John Maxwell, Warden of the West March, did his best to control a motley crew of dalesmen and mosstroopers from Liddesdale, Eskdale and Dryfesdale among others, and keep some sort of balance with the unruly West March English.
As the turbulent reign of King Henry VIII gave way to the rule of Elizabeth Tudor, John Maxwell - a loyal supporter of Mary, Queen of Scots - inevitably found himself drawn into the wider sphere of the kingdom's affairs. How he fared with Mary's suitors, courtiers and enmies, and his courtship of the beautiful Agnes Herries, forms the fascinating subject of Nigel Tranter's captivating novel.

'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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Praise for Marchman

  • He has an amazingly broad grip of Scottish history - Daily Telegraph

  • One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers - The Times

  • An accomplished writer of compelling and unforgettable historical novels - She magazine

  • Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes - Scotland on Sunday

  • Tranter's popularity lies in his knack of making historical events immediate and exciting - Historical Novels Review

  • An informative, entertaining read - Daily Examiner

  • He treats history with respect - Financial Times

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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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