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The enthralling story of Thomas Hope, who counselled three kings through a tumultuous time in Scottish history. The son of an Edinburgh merchant, Hope had a spectacular beginning to his career—at the age of seventeen, he travelled to France to triumph in his first court case and caught the attention of his young king, James VI. It was the beginning of a life at the heart oThe enthralling story of Thomas Hope, who counselled three kings through a tumultuous time in Scottish history. The son of an Edinburgh merchant, Hope had a spectacular beginning to his career—at the age of seventeen, he travelled to France to triumph in his first court case and caught the attention of his young king, James VI. It was the beginning of a life at the heart of the government of Scotland. From James VI and I to Cromwell, from John Knox to Montrose, Lord Advocate Hope was a rock in a fast-changing world. He witnessed the reigns of Charles I and Charles II, the founding of the East India Company, affairs of state and affairs of the heart, and matters political and diplomatic....

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ISBN : 9780340823590
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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  • Jennifer (JC-S)
    2019-03-08 15:05

    This is a novel about Thomas Hope (born in 1573, died in 1646). Thomas was the son of an Edinburgh merchant who caught the attention of James VI before finishing his legal education. He was appointed Lord Advocate in 1626 and held this office until 1641. Sir Thomas was trusted by James VI, and when James succeeded Elizabeth I in 1603, he relied heavily on Sir Thomas throughout what was a turbulent period in Scottish history and politics. Sir Thomas also served Charles I (in his role as King of Scotland).This novel is the last of 90 novels about Scottish history written by Nigel Tranter. Mr Tranter himself died in 2000 at the age of 90. This book was published in 2005.For many of us, Mr Tranter brought Scottish history to life. His skill was not so much in the development of characters and their relationships as it was in the positioning of historical characters accurately in their times. Those with an interest in the affairs of Scotland during a period of political turmoil and religious unrest, may find this novel interesting. While the focus on the monarchy shifted to the person of the king in England, the affairs of Scotland largely remained separate and Thomas Hope was a major character.This is by no means the best of Mr Tranter’s novels. But, like each of his historical novels, it adds context to fact. For those seeking an introduction to Nigel Tranter, I'd recommend reading some of his earlier novels.