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Historian and author Nigel Tranter died - On this day in history

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Nigel Tranter, the Scottish historian and author of historical novels died on 9 January 2000. Tranter had a keen interest in Scottish history and wrote more than 130 books during a career which spanned over sixty years. He published his first book, on Scottish castles, at the age of 25 and followed this up with a series of historical novels such as The Queen's Grace, which focused on the lives of real-life historical characters.

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