Nigel Tranter
Nigel Tranter (1909-2000) was a Scottish historian and author. He was born in Glasgow and attended George Heriot’s School in Edinburgh. Nigel went onto become an accountant, working for his uncle’s company, the Scottish National Insurance Company. He served as part of the Royal Artillery during World War II, serving in East Anglia. As an author, Nigel is perhaps best known for his historical fiction and non-fiction, focusing on books on castles and Scottish history. He also wrote adventure, western and children’s novel as well as books on travel.

Nigel Tranter became a published author in 1935 with the non-fiction book The Fortalices and Early Mansions of Southern Scotland, 1400-1650. His debut as a novelist came in 1937 with the novel Trespass. Below is a list of Nigel Tranter’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of House Of Stewart Books

Lords of Misrule (1976)Description / Buy at
A Folly of Princes (1977)Description / Buy at
The Captive Crown (1977)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of James V Books

The Riven Realm (1984)Description / Buy at
James, By the Grace of God (1985)Description / Buy at
Rough Wooing (1987)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of MacGregor Books

MacGregor's Gathering (1957)Description / Buy at
The Clansman (1959)Description / Buy at
Gold for Prince Charlie (1962)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Mary Stewart Books

Price of a Princess (1993)Description / Buy at
Lord in Waiting (1994)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Master Of Gray Books

Publication Order of Montrose Books

The Young Montrose (1972)Description / Buy at
Montrose, The Captain-General (1973)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Robert The Bruce Books

The Steps to the Empty Throne (1969)Description / Buy at
The Path of the Hero King (1970)Description / Buy at
The Price of the King's Peace (1971)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Trespass (1937)Description / Buy at
Mammon's Daughter (1939)Description / Buy at
Harsh Heritage (1940)Description / Buy at
Eagle's Feathers (1941)Description / Buy at
Watershed (1941)Description / Buy at
The Gilded Fleece (1942)Description / Buy at
Delayed Action (1944)Description / Buy at
Tinker's Pride (1945)Description / Buy at
Flight of Dutchmen (1946)Description / Buy at
Island Twilight (1947)Description / Buy at
Man's Estate (1947)Description / Buy at
Colours Flying (1948)Description / Buy at
Root and Branch (1948)Description / Buy at
The Chosen Course (1949)Description / Buy at
Fair Game (1950)Description / Buy at
The Freebooters (1950)Description / Buy at
High Spirits (1950)Description / Buy at
Fast and Loose (1951)Description / Buy at
Tidewrack (1951)Description / Buy at
Bridal Path (1952)Description / Buy at
Cheviot Chase (1952)Description / Buy at
Ducks and Drakes (1953)Description / Buy at
The Queen's Grace (1953)Description / Buy at
The Night Riders (1954)Description / Buy at
Rum Week (1954)Description / Buy at
Rio d'Oro (1955)Description / Buy at
There Are Worse Jungles (1955)Description / Buy at
The Long Coffin (1956)Description / Buy at
The Enduring Flame (1957)Description / Buy at
The Stone (1958)Description / Buy at
Balefire (1958)Description / Buy at
Spaniards' Isle (1958)Description / Buy at
The Man Behind the Curtain (1959)Description / Buy at
The Flockmasters (1960)Description / Buy at
Nestor the Monster (1960)Description / Buy at
Spanish Galleon (1960)Description / Buy at
Kettle of Fish (1961)Description / Buy at
Birds of a Feather (1961)Description / Buy at
The Deer Poachers (1961)Description / Buy at
Drug on the Market (1962)Description / Buy at
Something Very Fishy (1962)Description / Buy at
Give a Dog a Bad Name (1963)Description / Buy at
Chain of Destiny (1964)Description / Buy at
Silver Island (1964)Description / Buy at
Pursuit (1965)Description / Buy at
A Stake in the Kingdom (1966)Description / Buy at
Lion Let Loose (1967)Description / Buy at
Cable from Kabul (1967)Description / Buy at
Tinker Tess (1967)Description / Buy at
Fire and High Water (1967)Description / Buy at
Black Douglas (1968)Description / Buy at
To the Rescue! (1968)Description / Buy at
The Wisest Fool (1974)Description / Buy at
The Wallace (1975)Description / Buy at
Border Riding (1977)Description / Buy at
Macbeth the King (1978)Description / Buy at
Margaret the Queen (1979)Description / Buy at
David the Prince (1980)Description / Buy at
True Thomas (1981)Description / Buy at
The Patriot (1982)Description / Buy at
Lord of the Isles (1983)Description / Buy at
Unicorn Rampant (1984)Description / Buy at
Columba (1987)Description / Buy at
Flowers of Chivalry (1988)Description / Buy at
Warden of the Queen's March (1989)Description / Buy at
Mail Royal (1989)Description / Buy at
Kenneth (1990)Description / Buy at
Crusader (1991)Description / Buy at
Children of the Mist (1992)Description / Buy at
Tapestry of the Boar (1993)Description / Buy at
Druid Sacrifice (1993)Description / Buy at
Highness in Hiding (1995)Description / Buy at
Honours Even (1995)Description / Buy at
Poetic Justice (1996)Description / Buy at
A Rage of Regents (1996)Description / Buy at
The Lion's Whelp (1997)Description / Buy at
The Marchman (1997)Description / Buy at
High Kings and Vikings (1998)Description / Buy at
A Flame for the Fire (1998)Description / Buy at
Sword of State (1999)Description / Buy at
Envoy Extraordinary (1999)Description / Buy at
The End of the Line (2000)Description / Buy at
Courting Favour (2000)Description / Buy at
The Admiral (2001)Description / Buy at
Triple Alliance (2001)Description / Buy at
The Islesman (2002)Description / Buy at
Right Royal Friend (2003)Description / Buy at
Marie and Mary (2004)Description / Buy at
Hope Endures (2005)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Fortified House In Scotland Non-Fiction Books

The Fortified House in Scotland, Vol. I (1962)Description / Buy at
The Fortified House in Scotland, Vol. II (1963)Description / Buy at
The Fortified House in Scotland Vol. III (1965)Description / Buy at
The Fortified House in Scotland, Vol. IV (1966)Description / Buy at
The Fortified House In Scotland, Vol. V (1970)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Queen's Scotland Non-Fiction Books

The Heartland (1971)Description / Buy at
The Eastern Counties (1972)Description / Buy at
The North East (1974)Description / Buy at
Argyll and Bute (1977)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Fortalices and Early Mansions of Southern Scotland, 1400-1650 (1935)Description / Buy at
Pegabus Book of Scotland (1964)Description / Buy at
Rob Roy MacGregor / Outlaw of the Highlands (1965)Description / Buy at
Land of the Scots (1968)Description / Buy at
Portrait of the Border Country (1972)Description / Buy at
Portrait of the Lothians (1979)Description / Buy at
Nigel Tranter's Scotland: A Very Personal Review (1981)Description / Buy at
Tales and Traditions of Scottish Castles (1982)Description / Buy at
A Traveller's Guide to the Scotland of Robert the Bruce (1985)Description / Buy at
The Story of Scotland (1987)Description / Buy at
Footbridge to Enchantment (1992)Description / Buy at
More Tales and Traditions of Scottish Castles (2008)Description / Buy at

Note: Outlaw of the Highlands: Rob Roy was also published as Rob Roy MacGregor.

If You Like Nigel Tranter Books, You’ll Love…

Nigel Tranter Synopsis: The Gilded Fleece by Nigel Tranter is a story set in Wester Ross in 1809, when the fear of a Napoleonic invasion was widespread and raising meat and wool prices caused many landowners to begin clearing the highlands for sheep farming. Adam Metcalfe is sent to work as Deputy Factor of Menardmore on the estate of Lord Alcaster.

Tinker’s Pride is a standalone title by Nigel Tranter. When a Highland estate changes hands, there is trouble brewing for Alastair MacIver, a tinker who lives off the land in the remote valleys of his ancestors. The new laird is not about to let a tinker hunt and fish at his expense, and their conflict leads to a spell in the local jail for Alastair.

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