new book published!

My new book “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots” is now published and in the shops! “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. … More new book published!

Daughters of the North

A great weekend launching my new book “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots” – including afternoon tea & my first in-person talk for ages with the Marie Stuart Society at the glamorous Dalmahoy Hotel! And signing books at Toppings and Blackwell’s in Edinburgh, and in Mary, Queen of Scots’ birthplace … More Daughters of the North

Publication week

My new book “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots” is officially published this Thursday, 17th March. People who have pre-ordered copies are starting to receive them already. Because of covid, there will be no public launch on Thursday, but I do have some special events planned, both in-person and online. … More Publication week

Jean Gordon in History Scotland magazine

The new issue of History Scotland magazine is in shops now – it includes my article on Jean Gordon, and Jean is on the cover! You can buy the magazine at any good newsagent, or online via the History Scotland website: https://www.historyscotland.com/store/back-issues/history-scotland/history-scotland-vol22issue2-marapr22-issue-124-1/ My article is about Jean’s control of the business of salt-making in Brora … More Jean Gordon in History Scotland magazine