New Words 2012

Trials and Triumphs

Anne L. Forbes on the Gordons of Huntly in Sixteenth-Century Scotland


Tuesday 4 September 2012
7.30pm – 9pm

Review by
Richard Hammock

OAP Hall, Huntly [Map]

Admission free

Anne L. Forbes' book traces the rise of the Gordons, who controlled vast areas of the north, to their zenith in the person of George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly, true "Cock of the North" and Chancellor of Scotland — that is until it all went wrong! It contains the parallel biographies of four of his sons and two of his daughters. Anne will give a presentation revealing the people and places of importance to the family. She will show slides and sign copies of her book.

Anne L. Forbes

Anne L. Forbes was a primary teacher in London, Kenya, and the North-East of Scotland before concentrating on her writing. Following her degree in History, she taught the subject to International "A" level in Zimbabwe, and then again in Kenya with English to GCSE level. She wrote two site-specific plays on the subject of the Gordons of Huntly, with the aim of having them performed in Huntly Castle during the next Gordon clan gathering. She has had several articles published in magazines, but this is her first book. It is published by John Donald, the academic imprint of Birlinn in Edinburgh.

Promoted by

Huntly Hairst Food and Farming Festival

Supported by

OAP Hall
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