James the First of Scots was an extraordinary man: poet, thinker
warrior, athlete and statesman.
And prisoner - for he was held captive for almost half his adult life.
He possessed that fatal Stewart capacity to arouse both love and
hatred; to attract both undying loyalty and the darkest treachery. His
romance with the proud English beauty Joanna Beaufort is one of
the great love stories of history, and the love for him of Catherine
Douglas, one of the most poignant.
In this compelling novel, Nigel Tranter vividly recreates the turbulent
life of a remarkable man and the troubled times in which he lived.