The last king of only Scotland

The first place I looked in studying the Stuart kings of Britain was in Sir Walter Scott's "Tales of a Grandfather". It was written for his twelve-year-old grandson and not only makes easy reading but is written by a master story teller. Here is a sample:- "James's (VI and 1st) reign of Scotland...
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Eilean Donan

I've learned from editing Bubbles in the Cauldron, the historical novel set in the Scottish uprising of 1820, that trying to follow the historical detail makes doing the story difficult unless the protagonists are well known historical figures pulling the strings. That means the Navy stories set in the Stuart period must be suggested by...
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A Royal Stuart story line from Glasgow

People ask where I find stories and the answer is they find me. I’ve talked already about my interest in the Stuarts and in order to justify something in Bubbles in the Cauldron, I turned to them and found Bonnie Prince Charlie’s grandson was buried in Dunkeld. I did some idle browsing about him and...
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