As lady-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of Scots, the beautiful Ginette - known as Jenny - is the young queen's closest childhood friend.
Author: Theresa Breslin
Publisher: Random House
As lady-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of Scots, the beautiful Ginette - known as Jenny - is the young queen's closest childhood friend. Growing up in the elegant but ruthless French court, surrounded by enemies and traitors - not least the jealous, manipulative Catherine de Medici, and Mary's own scheming half-brother, James - Jenny has always been fiercely loyal to her mistress. But when she overhears a mysterious whispered plot, closely followed by several unexplained deaths at court, she puts her own life in danger and turns spy for Mary. Jenny quickly realises not a soul at court can be trusted, and when she and Mary return to their Scottish homeland for Mary to claim her throne, they face even greater peril. Desperate to protect her friend from those who would slit her throat to steal her crown, while battling her feelings for the charismatic nobleman Duncan Alexander, Jenny becomes embroiled in a dangerous web of secrets, betrayals and lies.
Scots . Their whole Nation feel the Prejudices which their Union with the English has done them , : 252 . The Scats have had a Share in most of the ...
Author: Jean-Baptiste de Boyer Argens (marquis d')
Earlier 3rd edition published in Dublin in 1753.
The spy Alexander Hamilton may well have given notice of this, but it was Captain Crook of Haselrig's regiment of horse, quartered at Eglinton itself, ...
Author: John D Grainger
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
Although also known as the Third English Civil War, the author makes it clear that this was the last war between the Scots and English as separate states. He narrates in detail the the events following the exiled King Charles II’s landing in Scotland and his alliance with the Scots Covenanters, erstwhile allies of the English Parliamentarians. Cromwell’s preemptive invasion of Scotland led to the Battle of Dunbar, a crushing defeat for the Scots under David Leslie, though this only unified the Scottish cause and led to the levying of the Army of the Kingdom under Charles II himself. Charles II led a desperate counter-invasion over the border, hoping to raise a royalist rebellion and forcing Cromwell to follow him, though he left Monck to complete the pacification of Scotland. Cromwell caught up with Charles II at Worcester, where the Scots/Royalist army was decisively defeated and destroyed, thousands of the prisoners being sold into slavery in the West Indies and the American colonies. This revised and updated edition contains an expanded chapter on the aftermath of the war and the fate of the POWs, drawing on major new archaeological evidence, as well as an expanded Conclusion.
This tale of intrigue and betrayal goes to the heart of events surrounding the Treaty of Union in 1707.
Author: Donald Smith
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
This tale of intrigue and betrayal goes to the heart of events surrounding the Treaty of Union in 1707. Daniel Foe (better known as Defoe), sent to Scotland to sway opinion towards Union, reports to his English spymaster. But Edinburgh is already a hotbed of counter-plots and nascent rebellion. Foe's encounters with a landlady who is not what she seems, and with a beautiful Jacobite agent, lead him to become a novelist, against his better instincts.
'Defoe in Scotland' introduces and presents a selection of writings Defoe produced in and about Scotland.
Author: Daniel Defoe
'Defoe in Scotland' introduces and presents a selection of writings Defoe produced in and about Scotland.
A Scottish spy had been captured and imprisoned by the city's inhabitants, but when the Scottish army approached he somehow broke loose and started a fire.
Author: David Santiuste
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Known to posterity as Scottorum Malleus _ the Hammer of the Scots _ Edward I was one of medieval England's most formidable rulers. In this meticulously researched new history, David Santiuste offers a fresh interpretation of Edward's military career, with a particular focus on his Scottish wars. This is in part a study of personality: Edward was a remarkable man. His struggles with tenacious opponents _ including Robert the Bruce and William Wallace _ have become the stuff of legend. ??There is a clear and perceptive account of important military events, notably the Battle of Falkirk, but the narrative also encompasses the wider impact of Edward's campaigns. Edward attempted to mobilize resources _ including men, money and supplies _ on an unprecedented scale. His wars affected people at all levels of society, throughout the British Isles. ??David Santiuste builds up a vivid and convincing description of Edward's campaigns in Scotland, whilst also exploring the political background. Edward emerges as a man of great conviction, who sought to bend Scotland to his will, yet also, on occasion, as a surprisingly beleaguered figure. Edward is presented here as the central character in a turbulent world, as commander and king.
" "Her lyrical prose grabs readers' attention, and the high level of emotional tension simply adds to the depth of the story. This book begs to be read and reread.
Author: Victoria Roberts
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"This book has it all, humor, mystery, suspense, and sexy Scottish men in kilts, oh my!"BETWEEN THE SHEETS BOOK REVIEWS RED CARPET AWARD WINNER / BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014 Laird Ruairi Sutherland refuses to send his only son away to be educated by the English. And he most definitely will not appear in Edinburgh to pay homage to a liege who has no respect for Scotland. So he does what any laird would do-he lies to the king. The last thing Ruairi expects is a beautiful English governess to appear on his doorstep. Lady Ravenna Walsingham is a seasoned spy who is sent to the savage Highlands to uncover a nefarious plot against the Crown. Playing the part of an English governess-a job easier said than done-she infiltrates the home of Laird Sutherland, a suspected conspirator. Ravenna soon discovers that the only real threat Sutherland poses is to her heart. But will the proud Highland laird ever forgive her when he discovers the woman he loves in an English spy? "He lowered his head and brushed a soft kiss to her forehead. "A rose...for the bonniest lass who ever graced the Highlands.'" Romantic and funny, this Scottish Historical Romance will capture fans of Lynsay Sands, Suzanne Enoch, and Hannah Howell. The Highland Spies Series: My Highland Spy (Book 1) Kilts and Daggers (Book 2) Kill or Be Kilt (Book 3-coming May 2016) What readers are saying about My Highland Spy "The characters leave you in awe. The storyline is beautifully written with Highland intrigue and Scottish romance. A must for anyone who enjoys Scottish Highlanders, Warriors, and romance." "This book has it all. A gorgeous English spy. A handsome Highland Laird with a heart of gold. And more treachery than anyone needs." "A page turner, hard to put down!! I loved the characters and it had the perfect amount of romance and suspense." "Mystery, sexy passionate romance, laughter, tears, drama, and action make this book A ONE SIT READ." "I was unable to put the book down and go to sleep." What reviewers are saying about My Highland Spy "[A] love story that transcends time and place... full of humor, with solidly developed characters...it grabbed my attention from page one." "Her lyrical prose grabs readers' attention, and the high level of emotional tension simply adds to the depth of the story. This book begs to be read and reread." "An exciting Highland tale of intrigue, betrayal, and love with a braw Highland hero and strong English heroine any reader will love." "There was humor and excitement and characters so rich they each had their own voices in my head." "This book has become an addiction for me" What people are saying about Victoria Roberts "Victoria is one of the top writers today to find adventure, romance and highlanders in one wonderful book." "Victoria Roberts is an author to watch; her writing will keep you captivated and enthralled the whole way through." "An author who manages to snag her reader from start to finish." "Victoria has a true talented way of bringing the reader straight to Scotland through her written words." "Victoria Robertss writing is captivating and makes you laugh... A delightful, exciting, and romantic highland book" "Victoria Roberts is a very talented author who will draw you right into her book and keep you hooked until the very end."
'The Scots – they were defeated.' He spoke as the king was about to throw; the royal hand went limp and the bowl dropped to the ground.
Author: Simon Parke
January 30th 1649. England is not a country that wishes to execute its divinely-appointed king. Yet Charles 1 finds himself shivering on a scaffold in Whitehall, with the axe man by his side . . . In this brilliantly atmospheric novel, Simon Parke explores one of the most gripping tales in English history. He weaves together the four coinciding stories of Charles, including his extraordinary year-long imprisonment on the Isle of Wight . . . Robert Hammond, the poor man who found himself the king’s gaoler . . . Charles’ remarkable mistress (written out of the records), the super-spy Jane Whorwood . . . and of course, the brilliant and depressed Oliver Cromwell, who is working through his own demons of religion, politics, love and death.
To do that, we must have the head of the Queen of Scots. She has plotted against us too long.' He had spoken the thing that all men knew but refrained from ...
Author: Rory Clements
Publisher: Hachette UK
*****Part of the bestselling John Shakespeare series of Tudor spy thrillers from Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award***** '[Clements] does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times ********** In London's smoky taverns, a conspiracy is brewing: a group of wealthy young Catholic dissidents plot to assassinate Elizabeth, free Mary Queen of Scots - and open England to Spanish invasion. But the conspirators have been infiltrated by Sir Francis Walsingham's top intelligencer, John Shakespeare. Shakespeare, however, is torn: the woman he loves stands accused of murder. In a desperate race against time he must save her from the noose and the realm from treachery. And then it dawns that both investigations are inextricably linked - by corruption very close to the seat of power . . .
South from Baivre, by the Pretender's Son, Earl of Mareschal, Bolheldies, Mr. Butler, Mr. Gordon, Principal of the Scots College, Mr. Trent, and Fleetwood, ...
Author: Andrew Lang
Publisher: Good Press
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