Daughters of the North

Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots

Jennifer Morag Henderson author

Format:Hardback

Publisher:Sandstone Press Ltd

Published:17th Mar '22

£24.99

Available for immediate dispatch.

Daughters of the North cover

Longlisted for the 2022 Highland Book Prize

Mary, Queen of Scots’ marriage to the Earl of Bothwell is notorious. Less known is Bothwell’s first wife, Jean Gordon, who extricated herself from their marriage and survived the intrigue of the Queen’s court.

Daughters of the North reframes this turbulent period in history by focusing on Jean, who became Countess of Sutherland, following her from her birth as the daughter of the ‘King of the North’ to her disastrous union with the notorious Earl of Bothwell – and her lasting legacy to the Earldom of Sutherland.

‘Involving and satisfying.’


‘A sweeping yet intricately researched tale of 16th century Scotland.’

ISBN: 9781913207755

Dimensions: 240mm x 160mm x 45mm

Weight: 842g

528 pages