Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Anna, Countess of the Covenant by Mary McGrigor

Like the heroine of an historical novel, Lady Anna Mackenzie lived a life shaped by extraordinary events. Famed for her beauty, Anna, daughter of Lord Seaforth, married Alexander Lindsay, later 1st Earl of Balcarres, at the age of nineteen in 1640. An idyllic life at Balcarres Castle in Fife came to an abrupt end with the Civil War, and when Balcarres raised an army to fight for Charles II and was defeated by Cromwell, the family was forced to flee to Holland. Reduced to great poverty, `the angel of the exiled court' became a governess to Prince William of Orange, the future William III. Returning to Scotland after the tragic death of her husband, Anna showed immense courage and fortitude in saving the family estates from bankruptcy, and found much-needed solace in her marriage to Archibald, 9th Earl of Argyll. But tranquillity vanished again when Argyll was beheaded for his part in the attempt to overthrow James VII and II in 1685, and Anna herself was imprisoned.

Buy Anna, Countess of the Covenant by Mary McGrigor from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781841586687
ISBN-10: 1841586684
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Anna, Countess of the Covenant by Mary McGrigor

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Anna, Countess of the Covenant book by Mary McGrigor and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Mary McGrigor

Born in 1927, Mary McGrigor grew up in a fifteenth-century Scottish castle which inspired her love of history. When she was twenty she married Sir Charles McGrigor who eventually retired to become a hill farmer in Argyll. Inspired by local artefacts she wrote a number of local histories before branching out into articles for Scottish Field. Her book 'Argyll, Land of Blood and Beauty' was published in 2000. She lives near Port Sonachan in Argyll.

Books By Mary McGrigor

Other Tudor Princess by Mary McGrigor
Paperback, March 2016
Sister Queens by Mary McGrigor
Hardback, January 2016
Argyll by Mary McGrigor
Paperback, August 2013
Tsar's Doctor by Mary McGrigor
Paperback, September 2010