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The Admiral
Nigel Tranter

Classification : Historical fiction
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Hodder Paperbacks
Page Extent : 256
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340770153
Price : 520

About the book
A humble laird from Largoshire, Andrew Wood's determination to avenge his father's murder by English pirates, led to his national renown as a pirate-slayer. This brought him to the attention of King James III, who asked Wood to build up a number of captured vessels to form the nucleus of a national fleet. Such was his success, that the King eventually promoted him to become Baron of Largo and Lord High Admiral of Scotland. Admiral Wood's bold defence of Scottish waters against the marauding English privateers was to incur the wrath of King Henry VII of England. Wood was now in great danger - but he survived to become Scotland's most famous sailor, and a skilled negotiator who greatly aided his nation's cause at a time of international unrest
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'Tranter's popularity lies in his knack of making historical events immediate and exciting' Historical Novels Review>
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Nigel Tranter
One of Scotland's best-loved writers, Nigel Tranter wrote over ninety novels on Scottish history. He died on 9th January 2000 at the age of ninety.
Books by Nigel Tranter
Children of the Mist (PB)
Courting Favour (PB)
Gold for Prince Charlie (PB)
Hope Endures (HB)
Hope Endures (PB)
Lion Let Loose (PB)
Lion's Whelp (PB)
Macbeth the King (PB)
Marie And Mary (PB)
Right Royal Friend (PB)
Sword Of State (PB)
The End of the Line (PB)
The Islesman (PB)
The Patriot (PB)
The Wallace (PB)