Hazel Brown is a noted British author and artist. She has been involved in many of the creative arts, including illustration and calligraphy, for a great number of years, and has taught this to adults and children as well. She has collaborated with other artists on books on the Worlds of Faerie, worked closely with Brian Froud on the ‘Lady Cottington’ books as a calligrapher, and produced paintings for a number of galleries on the subjects which inspire me: the sea and the landscape of Dartmoor where she lived. Growing up by the sea, and spending long days sailing with her grandfather in his fishing boat, having the freedom to explore and investigate, with all manner of adventures, developed my imagination. She stated that she felt greatly honored to be invited to write, illustrate and design a book about Sir Henry St. Clair, Earl of Orkney. The research was extremely interesting and exciting to her. She became totally captivated by the story. It is her feeling that today’s children, even with all the technology they have to hand, still need to hear the amazing stories and legends that surround our islands, especially about the Prince Henry St. Clair, Earl of Orkney daring courage of those men who took part in the Crusades and who set out to discover new lands across the Atlantic.