Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary Queen of Scots,

02 March 2023
Author Jennifer Morag Henderson will be giving a talk about Lady Jean Gordon and Mary Queen of Scots, the subjects of her book 'Daughters of the North' which has been longlisted for The Highland Book Prize.

The event is one of a series of events celebrating the twelve authors on this year's Highland Book Prize longlist.

The event will take place on 30 March, 3-4pm at Waterstones, Inverness IV2 3PR. Entry is free but pre-booking is essential. 

Mary Queen of Scots and Jean Gordon

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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: the most powerful woman in the north.

The Highland Book Prize

Presented by the Highland Society of London and facilitated by Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre, the Highland Book Prize seeks to recognise the rich talent, landscape, and cultural diversity of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands. The William Grant Foundation provides funding to encourage public engagement with the Highland Book Prize. For more information visit their website.