Mary McGrigor’s The Great Survivor is released
Loch Awe author Mary McGrigor has released her historical epic, The Great Survivor: The Amazing Escapes of James VI of Scotland and I of England.
Having grown up in a 15th-century Scottish castle, Mary McGrigor was inspired to her love of history. Married at 20 to Sir Charles MacGregor, she became involved in farming and breeding Highland ponies in Argyll.
The little-known story of the Laird of Drumquhassle tells the story of how a lonely little boy, deprived of all natural affection, became the sagacious genius who steered the countries of his kingdom safely through European conflicts.
The latest in a series of historical biographies, McGrigor chronicles James VI and I’s tenacity and eccentricity, avoiding various assassination attempts, and playing off his enemies to achieve his aims and guide his countries.
The Great Survivor: The Amazing Escapes of James VI of Scotland and I of England by Mary McGrigor was published on Friday November 30 and is available on Austin macauley.com and Amazon.co.uk
The Great Survivor: The Amazing Escapes of James VI of Scotland and I of England by Mary McGrigor.