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A History Of Scotland

A History Of Scotland

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The life and times of Mary Stuart, whose rocky tenure as queen of Scotland was as dramatic as it was tragic, finally ending when her cousin Queen Elizabeth I executed her for treason. Enjoying all the benefits of a larger imperial super-state, it has also sidestepped many of its less appealing associations by invoking the sympathetic pathos of the put-upon smaller nation. This book gives an honest overview of the culture and history of the Scottish Highlands, utilizing rare primary texts and obscure sources. Part of the thought-provoking and authoritiative series - Scotland: The Making and Unmaking of the Nation c.

There can be few historians of Pittock’s eminence who can glide so easily from the Swedish campaigns of the 1630s or the diplomatic complexities of the uprising of 1745 to James McAvoy’s character in The Last King of Scotland (a worldly Scottish doctor), or the cultural significance of John Byrne’s 80s TV drama Tutti Frutti. The owner of three tiny islands in the Hebrides contemplates their magical appeal and dramatic history. I also constantly turn to Rosalind Marshall’s Scottish Queens, for a personal and engaging view of Scotland’s royal history. Northern Neighbours explores the reasons for, and outcomes of, the social, political and economic divergence between Scotland and Norway over a period encompassing 500 years, in an engaging and comprehensive way.I got more and more uncomfortable with the underlying misogyny and bad attitude in this book, which was bourne out when I found out that this guy has some really objectionable politics. This second revised and expanded edition of the bestselling Integration and Enlightenment provides a compact survey of developments in Enlightenment Scotland, from the aftermath of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion to the Scottish Reform Act of 1832. An interesting book on the history of Scotland by noted archaeologist/documentary presenter, and Scotsman, Neil Oliver. It is not impossible to get lost in betwixt such large a varied sum of events, in what could easily be interpreted as an as-concise-as-it-could-have-been-wrought-to-be story, but fortunately Neil's skills as an effortless storyteller keeps your eyes peeled at every page turn. A businessman questions his decision to build an oil refinery in a small Scottish town once he gets a taste for country life.

Sabine Kurz, Digital Content Officer: Even though it’s written for children, there’s nothing better to get a quick overview of Scottish history than Horrible Histories: Scotland by Terry Deary. Why not discover even history from the comfort of your home with our top five ideas for exploring Scotland's past through virtual history? His voice is delightful - in fact I suspect he could read me the phone directory and it would be good! Farm girl Chris Guthrie is rudely confronted by adolescence, modernity, and war in this lauded Scottish classic, the first book in the trilogy "A Scots Quair.But if you’re looking for something in-depth, if you want real details, this isn’t the book for you. He explores Scotland and Empire, the rise of nationalism, and the pressures on the country from an increasingly monolithic understanding of "Britishness.

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