Kenneth

An historical novel written by the author of Warden of the Queen s March, Mail Royal, Flowers of Chivalry and Columba This is the story of the reign of Kenneth MacAlpin, the 9th century king who united Scotland and gave it its name.
Kenneth An historical novel written by the author of Warden of the Queen s March Mail Royal Flowers of Chivalry and Columba This is the story of the reign of Kenneth MacAlpin the th century king who unite

  • Title: Kenneth
  • Author: Nigel Tranter
  • ISBN: 9780340566381
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback
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      Published :2018-06-25T18:57:33+00:00

    About the Author

    Nigel Tranter

    Nigel Tranter OBE was a Scottish historian and author.

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    • Pat said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:57 PM

      Third Tranter novel chronologically (9th Century) and the best I've read of his so far. Kenneth spent his life trying to unite the Celtic people against the Angles, The Saxons, and the Northmen. The balance of battles and politics, with a bit of a love story, makes for a compelling read. Once again, Google maps is a great aid when reading.

    • Dean said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:57 PM

      Good book as most of Nigel Tranter's books are. His book's along with this one alwats have great characters with lots of information of Scotland and events that took place.

    • Peter Abraham said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:57 PM

      i have been long fascinated by kenneth macalpin and his uniting of the celtic people to fight the common enemy and in particular of dunadd which, although not much remains, has a magical grasp over me. As there seems to be little, and often repeated, info when searching google i found it irrisitable in reading nigel tranters take on kenneth. however, maybe im just spoiled by some great modern historical fiction writers but i found this book a hard read. first of all Nigel seems to spend a lot of [...]

    • Lisa said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:57 PM

      It's hard to write about this period of Scottish history separating out myth from fact. What Tranter makes clear is how difficult it was for a monarch or his lieutenants to get around Dalriada to meet with their sub-kings and traveling to meet with the Ard Ri or ri of Alba was even more difficult. Trying to keep the Norse at bay by assembling a multi-Celtic force was also quite difficult especially as some of the scattered lords and kings were lukewarm about Kenneth's united Celtic kingdoms proj [...]

    • Andrew Keir said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:57 PM

      Historically inaccurate and poorly written.

    • Melissa said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:57 PM

      Probably not totally accurate, but a good read and introduction to the uniting of many small kingdoms into Scotland.

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