The Stewart Earls of Orkney

By Peter Anderson

Format: Paperback

This new book builds on more recent work by the author and by other historians of Orkney and Shetland working in a field which attracts a strong popular island readership as well as an academic one.

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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. This book has its foundations in two previous books by Peter Anderson, one on each character.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 20 Aug 2012
ISBN 9781904607465
Number of Pages 304

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