Product code: BK495
ROYAL EDINBURGH: Her Saints, Kings and Poets - Margaret Oliphant's lucid chronicle traces events from the first recorded appearance of the fortress and city in the time of Queen Margaret the Atheling - now looked upon as a saint and patroness of Scotland. She was not only instrumental in introducing economic wealth and cultural sophistication into what was then a poor country but, argues the author, she worked towards consolidating a divided kingdom. Chronicling the sometimes troubled reigns of Scotland's long line of monarchs, including James I and Mary Queen of Scots, Royal Edinburgh concludes with an essay on Sir Walter Scott.
Condition: Good - Author: Margaret Oliphant - Publisher: Senate - Pages: 486 - Paperback