277th out of 618 books — 225 voters
Lord of the Isles
Inheriting his father's shattered thanedom in Argyll in the 12th century, Somerled Norse Slayer enlarged it by courage, initiative, military shrewdness and diplomacy. For decades his navy held the balance of power in the northern seas, and it was he who cleared the Vikings out of the Hebrides.
Paperback, 383 pages
Published October 20th 1994 by Trafalgar Square Publishing
(first published 1983)
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Enjoyed this when I read it, but only actually recall the opening now as the Lordship over the Isles is created through conquest. Even when I first read them it was easier to find Trantor in libraries than on bookshop shelves. However he is a consistent historical novelist with a sense of the dramatic. An entertaining way to pick up an acquaintanceship with Scottish history.
Apr 23, 2011 Becky rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This book is about my ancesters. It has gotten me interested in finding out more about my family "Clan Donald". I have always been intersted in geneology, so it was really cool to read.
Nigel Tranter OBE was a Scottish historian and author.More about Nigel Tranter...