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Description - The Stewart Earls of Orkney by Peter Anderson

For almost a century the islands of Orkney and Shetland were under the rule of the Stewart earls, father and son, a rule remarkable for its infamous reputation in island history. Robert Stewart was an illegitimate son of James V, king of Scots, who seized power in Orkney in the 1560s and was created earl of Shetland in 1581. Robert's son was the extraordinary and ill-starred Earl Patrick, 'Black Patie', whose execution for treason in 1615 brought the era to a close.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904607465
ISBN-10: 1904607462
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: John Donald Short Run Press
Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Aug-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson spent his early childhood in Orkney, He graduated in Medieval History from the University of St Andrews and gained a PhD in Scottish Historical Studies from the University of Edinburgh. Formerly deputy keeper at the National Archives of Scotland, he is now retired and lives in Linlithgow.

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