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

By: Forbes, Anne L.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: John Donald, 2012. 9781906566524: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1877

ISBN: 1906566526

Condition: Very Good


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 per... View more info

Image for Lordship and Power in the North of Scotland: The Noble House of Huntly 1603-1690.

Lordship and Power in the North of Scotland: The Noble House of Huntly 1603-1690.

By: Robertson, Barry.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: John Donald, 2011. 9781906566340: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1873

ISBN: 1906566348

Condition: As New


Softcover in Fine condition. First edition, pp xvii, 221, b&w illustrations + several maps, bibliography, index. This book is the first modern account devoted to the major Scottish noble family the Gordons of Huntly. It examines the family's changing relations with the Crown, the Scottish government, their noble contemporaries and the Highland clans during the seventeenth century, as well as issues such as landowning, religion and internal family politics. In all of these spheres there was a marked decline in Gordon power, at both a regional and national level, and a corresponding increase in ... View more info