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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Lockdown

Lockdown of the Commonwealth and how liife changed after the Restoration.

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More Refugees

While I continue to research the ships of the '45 and the theme of seafaring I am on the verge of publishing Bubbles in the Cauldron, the historical novel based on the last armed insurrection on mainland Britain, which took place in the Scotland. The novel concerns a deaf lad running from men with guns...
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Dunkirk

I've ordered a copy of Ships of the '45, which deals especially with the naval ships chasing Bonnie Prince Charlie. Looking into the naval situation during the Stuart kingships in more detail I found Dunkirk had been well known in those days. At first I felt it was too far up the Channel to effect...
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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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