Daughters of the North

Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots

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.
Date Published :
May 2022
Publisher :
Sandstone Press
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781913207755
Pages : 480
Dimensions : 9.4 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$34.99

Overview
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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.

About The Author
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Jennifer Morag Henderson has had articles, short stories and poems published in magazines and anthologies, including Riptide (Two Ravens Press), Northwords Now, The Dalhousie Review, Gutter, by the BBC and others. As a playwright her work has been performed for the National Theatre of Scotland’s Five Minute Theatre project, and elsewhere. She holds an MA in English Language and Sociology from the University of Glasgow, and a Graduate degree from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada.

REVIEWS
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“Reading like a literary House of Cards – and packed with the drama of 16th century power, wealth, romance, and more – Daughters of the North will appeal to anyone with a passion for partisan intrigue.”

- Celtic Life International

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