The Bonny Earl of Murray

The Bonny Earl of Murray : The Man, the Murder, the Ballad

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  • Paperback | 195 pages
  • 155.2 x 231.6 x 15mm | 403.09g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0252066391
  • 9780252066399

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On 7 February, 1592, James Stewart, Second Earl of Moray, was murdered by a party under the command of George Gordon, Sixth Earl of Huntly. This book is first of all a detailed history - drawn from contemporary records - of that murder, showing it to be the almost inevitable result of the power struggle of the two leading families in the Northeast of Scotland, and tracing out its consequences, which were serious enough both to cause King James to leave Edinburgh for several weeks and to lead him to agree to certain undesirable compromises with the Kirk.show more

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"A romp!" -- Roger D. Abrahams, author of Singing the Master: The Emergence of African-American Culture in the Plantation Southshow more

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