Trials and Triumphs: The Gordons of Huntly in Sixteenth-Century Scotland.

By: Forbes, Anne L.

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Paperback in Very Good condition. First edition, ppx, 288. With b&w illustrations, maps and charts, postscripts, genealogies, appendices, notes, bibliography and index. With inserted errata slip. This book first traces the rise of the Gordons from minor magnates in Berwickshire to major players in the north and nationally. They reached their zenith in the person of George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly, during the sixteenth century. The rest of the book focuses on his family, with the parallel biographies of four of his sons and two of his daughters. Their very different stories illuminate the period because they participated in, and were deeply affected by, the lives of Mary Queen of Scots and her son James, who were vital pawns in the European power play between England, France and Spain during a crucial time of religious and political change. This book is an important addition to the historiography of the Gordons of Huntly, rulers of the north of Scotland and involved in most significant events of sixteenth-century Scotland. S16.

Title: Trials and Triumphs: The Gordons of Huntly in Sixteenth-Century Scotland.

Author Name: Forbes, Anne L.

Categories: Scotland North-east,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: John Donald, 2012. 9781906566524: 2012

ISBN Number: 1906566526

ISBN Number 13: 9781906566524

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 1877

Keywords: Scotland, North-East Scotland, Gordons of Huntly, Gordons, Huntly, Huntly Castle, Aboyne Castle, Scotland North-east Scotland North-east,