Northern Catholic History Notes


Alasdair Roberts and Ann Dean’s History Notes chronicle Catholic life in the North of Scotland. From the fascinating story of Patrick Gordon of Auchleuchries, close friend of Tsar Peter the Great, who rose in rank from trooper to full general, to the intriguing tale of Malcolm Hay, the code breaking laird, who headed up the War Office’s Cryptology Department in the First World War.

Alasdair Roberts has written extensively on both history and education. Now a full-time writer in retirement from the University of Aberdeen, the author lives on the NW coast of Scotland. His numerous books include Crème de la Crème: Girls’ Schools of Edinburgh, Out to Play: the Middle Years of Childhood, Tales of the Morar Highlands, Chapels of the Rough Bounds and his bestselling Midges. Ann Dean is also a writer and illustrator whose charming watercolours accompany these Scottish Catholic History Notes which were first published in the Light of the North, the Aberdeen Diocesan magazine.

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