The Hammer of the Scots

The Hammer of the Scots

(The Plantagenets: book VII): a stunning depiction of a key moment in British history by the Queen of English historical fiction


Readers of Philippa Gregory will love this gripping account of Edward I and his private and political battles by multi-million copy and international bestselling author Jean Plaidy.

'Outstanding' -- Vanity Fair
'Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting' -- Observer
'Jean Plaidy conveys the texture of various patches of the past with such rich complexity' - Guardian
'An inspired blending of history and imagination' -- **** Reader review
'A must read' -- **** Reader review
'History at its best' -- **** Reader review
'A pleasure to read' -- **** Reader review
'Powerful stuff' -- **** Reader review
The news of Henry III's death reached his son Edward on the long road home from the Holy Land. Now he was England's king and a man fit for his destiny.

Through all the years of his reign, through stark personal tragedy and chill forebodings as his son grew into a weak, corrupted price, Edward I strove to weld a nation united from England, Scotland and Wales.

When the mighty Wallace raised the Scots in arms and the Welsh Llewellyn strove for power, Edward stood firm to his resolve, still knowing in his heart how much would be lost when his crown passed down to his dissolute son ...


  • Jean Plaidy doesn't just write the history, she makes it come alive
    Julia Moffat, RNA

About the author

Jean Plaidy

Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.
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