Historic Environment Scotland blogpost

I was happy to be asked to write a blogpost for the Historic Environment Scotland website, about Jean Gordon and my book “Daughters of the North”.

Historic Environment Scotland manage several of the historic sites associated with Jean Gordon. In this post I’ve focused on two sites in the north-east of Scotland. Huntly Castle is where Jean grew up, and Spynie Palace is where Bothwell, her husband, spent part of his childhood.

To read the full blogpost, which focuses on a moment in 1567 when Jean Gordon and Bothwell were separately making their way north to their childhood homes, please go to: https://blog.historicenvironment.scot/2023/03/jean-gordon/

My book “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots” is currently longlisted for the Highland Book Prize. Details on how to buy the book are here. I will be talking about “Daughters of the North” and Jean Gordon at a special event next Thursday, 30th March, from 3-4pm in Waterstones Inverness. This event is free and details are here.

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