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Tranter, Nigel G.

Overview
Works: 295 works in 922 publications in 2 languages and 13,691 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Local history  Biography  Anecdotes  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PR6070.R34, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nigel G Tranter
The story of Scotland by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland's story cannot be told merely in terms of documentary evidence, for this would be to neglect an integral part of the nation's heritage. The legends, myths, stories and memories handed down from generation to generation must be added to the bare bones of factual record if the character of the country is to be truly revealed. Nigel Tranter was able to combine the two with a masterly hand, expertly weaving the colourful threads of folklore into the fabric of historical fact. Tranter was impeccably qualified to tell the story of Scotland, having written many books detailing the nation's r
The riven realm by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sorry the nation where a babe is king" runs the old saying and rarely is its truth more direly demonstrated than in Scotland after its most grievous disaster, Flodden Field in 1513, as 17 month old James V succeeds to a shattered realm. Power-hungry, warring men wait like jackals to assault the kingdom. Against this background David Lindsay and David Beaton are caught up in the hatred and fear, war and treachery
Robert the Bruce: the steps to the empty throne; the first of a trilogy of novels by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James, by the grace of God : a novel by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To be King of Scots was never the passport to peace or joy, and for young James the Fifth the throne made an uncomfortable seat indeed. As a boy he had been deliberately corrupted by his step-father, the Red Douglas, Earl of Angus, so that he might get both King and Kingdom in his power. Even when James escaped from Angus' clutches he still had that most rebellious and powerful house to cope with. Not to mention the Hamiltons, whose chief,the Earl of Arran was next in line to the Crown. Add to this, James himself was impetuous, hot-bloodied, handsome, with no great interest in matters of state, but an enormous interest in women. While to the south, his Uncle Henry the Eighth of England watched every move north of the border, poised to invade. The royal advisers, David Beaton now Lord Privy Seal, soon to be Cardinal; and the poet David Lindsay, Lord Lyon King of Arms, faced a mighty task
Unicorn rampant by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land of the Scots by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A flame for the fire by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 16th century story of David, Master of Kennedy and James IV of Scotland
Robert the Bruce; the price of the King's peace by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert the Bruce; the path of the hero King by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marchman by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of Elizabeth I's reign, John Maxwell, a loyal supporter of Mary, Queen of Scots, seeks to play his part on the March of Dumfries and Galloway. Inevitably he is to find himself drawn into the wider sphere of the kingdom's affairs, becoming involved with Mary's courtiers and enemies
The lion's whelp by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Alexander Lyon, heir to the Thane of Glamis, becomes an important shaper of the Scottish boy-king, James the Second
Tapestry of the boar by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the late-12th century many parts of Scotland were menaced by wild boars, slayers of humans, as well as sheep and cattle. Young Hugh de Swinton is brought to the attention of Malcolm the Fourth, King of Scots, for his expertise in killing boars
The Wallace by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the life of William Wallace
Price of a princess by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After young James the Third's accession to the Scottish throne, the ambitious a Boyd family of Kilmarnock seized power in a bloodless coup. At first unwilling to marry Thomas Boyd, future Earl of Arran, Mary, eldest daughter of James the II, eventually learned to love him. And when he was sent to the Danish court to negotiate with King Christian, she discovered a unique talent for a diplomacy. In exchange for Princess Margaret of Denmark marrying her brother, she at length, persuaded that the Danes to hand over the islands of Orkney and Shetland to Scottish dominion. But when the Boyd regime was finally toppled, Mary's position became a severely compromised
Warden of the Queen's march by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Thomas Kerr of Ferniehirst and his loyal service to the beautiful ill-fated Mary Queen of Scots as both are caught up in the turmoil created by John Knox, the Regent Moray, Darnley, Rizzie, Bothwell and Elizabeth Tudor
Courting favour by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Cospatrick was the younger son so the bequeathing of the title of Earl of Moray was quite a surprise. He was sent to Scotland as King David's royal representive. At the age of twenty-two John of Moray was to prove himself a skilled diplomat. King David was succeeded by John's father-in-law and the House of Stewart began its tenure on the Scottish Throne
Rob Roy Macgregor by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rob Roy MacGregor was mythologised by Sir Walter Scott but was very much a fact in the Trossachs of Scotland in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Scott's romantic image is, however, far from the rogue which Nigel Tranter protrays in this work
The Admiral by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bruce trilogy by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three novels, The steps to the empty throne, the pat of the hero king and the price of the king's peace
Tales and traditions of Scottish castles by Nigel G Tranter( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fascinating collection of tales, Nigel Tranter, Scotland's most prolific author, puts flesh on the dry bones of the history of his homeland, bringing to life those people who have merely been names to most readers. His interest in the great castles of Scotland developed into a passion for the anecdotes and legends surrounding them
 
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The story of Scotland
Alternative Names

controlled identityTredgold, Nye, 1909-2000

Nigel Tranter writer

Tranter, Nigel

Tranter, Nigel 1909-2000

Tranter, Nigel G.

Tranter, Nigel G. 1909-

Tredgold, Nye 1909-2000

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English (167)

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Unicorn rampantA flame for the fireThe marchmanThe lion's whelpTapestry of the boarThe WallacePrice of a princessWarden of the Queen's march