Tranter, Nigel - A Folly of Princes. The Book Club (Foyle's), not dated, late '70s? If Robert II's weaknesses stemmed from laziness, blindness and senility, his son Robert III's were more endemic, being born in him, and aided by piety and the kick of a Douglas horse. And Scotland ever needed a strong hand on the helm. The King's son and the King's brother were both possessed of strong hands, but that scarcely solved Scotland's problems at the turn of the 14th-15th century - since they puled the helm in different directions, neither greatly concerned with the ship-of-state's course. Whilst the Douglases waited, biding their time. ... (Wrapper flap). 8" x 5", 384pp, red cloth, hardback. Very good complete with very good wrapper.
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