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The Islesman

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This is the story of Angus Og MacDonald, Lord of the Isles. The semi-independent prince of the Hebrides and much of the West Highland mainland, he was a worthy representative of a notable line, living in dramatic and exciting times for Scotland, England,and Ireland.He took his part in it all, an active supporter of Robert the Bruce, encouraging trade, seeking to heal the f ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published March 1st 2002)
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Lisa
Jun 19, 2016 Lisa rated it really liked it


The Kings of Scots would have done well to work with the Lords of the Isles from the times of the Canmore dynasty, through the Bruces and into the Stewarts. A navy is always helpful and the Lords of the Isles had one on hand to rein in their own unruly chieftains and show themselves throughout their extensive island holdings. Fortunately, Angus Og MacDonald had been raised by his grandfather so he had the example of how to be an effective Lord of the Isles, unlike his father and uncle who weren’
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Jan 06, 2012 Anne rated it really liked it
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Wonderful read about Angus Og of the Isles, who became Lord of the Isles in the 1300's. He was a very interesting person and the story was good, but there was somuch travelling in his dragon ship. I also would have liked to know more of his later years.Recommended.
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Nigel Tranter OBE was a Scottish historian and author.
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