The Sea Kings: The Late Norse Kingdoms of Man and the Isles c.1066–1275

by R.A McDonald

Published by John Campbell

Judges' Comments:

'Admirably clear exposition of the complicated two centuries-long history of the jostling maritime territories – including the often-neglected island of Man - that were absorbed into what became the kingdom of Scotland. Effectively illustrated. Commendable too is the short guide for the interested reader to sites worth visiting. '

John Campbell:

'The labour of many years this magnificent book, the first modern biography of one of Scotland’s most significant rulers, changes our perception of Scotland and its place in Europe.’

R.A McDonald:

'This is a book that I always wanted to write, on a subject that I am incredibly passionate about. It is a great honour to have my work shortlisted for the Saltire Society's prestigious award.’