“Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots”

I’m really happy to share that my new book will finally be published this year.

“Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots” will be published by Sandstone Press on 17th March 2022.

I’ve been working on this book for some time now: regular readers of this blog might remember me mentioning it before. As a historical biography, it has been a major research project – and there were also some delays latterly due to covid. However, I spent much of last year working on the edits and fine details with my publisher, and I’m delighted to finally be able to share the cover and pre-order details here.

“Daughters of the North” by Jennifer Morag Henderson

“Mary, Queen of Scots’ marriage to the Earl of Bothwell is notorious. Less known is Bothwell’s first wife, Jean Gordon, who extricated herself from their marriage and survived the intrigue of the Queen’s court.

Daughters of the North reframes this turbulent period in history by focusing on Jean, who became Countess of Sutherland: the most powerful woman in the north.”

RRP: £24.99

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781913207755

Publication Date: 17/03/2022

Formats Available:



This link will take you direct to my publisher’s online shop, where you can pre-order a copy: https://sandstonepress.square.site/product/daughters-of-the-north/170

Copies can of course also be pre-ordered using the information above from any good bookstore (online or in-person).

I look forward to finally being able to share this book, and Jean Gordon’s fantastic story, with readers!

…and I’m pleased to see that my book features on this list of “Scotland’s most exciting books coming out in 2022” – in some very fine company! https://www.thenational.scot/culture/19845743.scotlands-exciting-books-coming-2022/

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