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  • Picts, Gaels and Scotsby Sally M Foster

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 8.74

    Early historic Scotland – from the fifth to the tenth century AD – was home to a variety of diverse peoples and cultures, all competing for land and supremacy. Yet by the eleventh century it had become a single, unified kingdom, known as Alba, under a stable and successful monarchy. How did this happen, and when? At the heart of this mystery lies... more...

  • Mary Queen of Scots in Historyby C. A. Campbell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Dozens, if not hundreds, of scholarly works, biographies, and even fictionalized novels have been based on the dramatic life of Mary Queen of Scots, who ruled over both her native Scotland and France before her execution at age 44. This volume sets itself apart from the pack in two important respects: it presents the by now well-known facts about Mary's... more...

  • Bannockburnby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 11.65

    Best-selling author Alistair Moffat offers fresh insights into one of the most famous battles in history. As 8,000 Scottish solders, most of them spearmen, faced 18,000 English infantrymen, archers and mounted knights on the morning of Sunday 23 June 1314, many would have that the result a foregone conclusion. But after two days' fighting, the English... more...

  • Scottish and Proud of Itby Greig Findlay

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 7.99

    Celebrate Scottish roots and explore some of Scotland's most fascinating facts and charming quotes in this miscellany fit for bonnie lad or lass proud of their heritage "We look to Scotland for all ou rideas of civilization." ?Voltaire "Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the Ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution... more...

  • Jaipur 1778by Monika Horstmann

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 60.54

    Jaipur 1778 narrates the interregnum concluded with the royal consecration of Pratapsingh (1778?1803). Over the period of a month, the new king became vested with the power of symbols that legitimated his dynasty. To the extent that this was a process taking place in the public space, it also confirmed the symbolic structure of the two royal residences... more...

  • Robert the Bruce's Forgotten Victoryby Graham Bell

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    A history of the Battle of Byland in 1322 more...

  • New Perspectives on Medieval Scotland, 1093-1286by Matthew Hammond

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00

    Essays consider the changes and development of Scotland at a time of considerable flux in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. more...

  • Bannockburn 1314by Chris Brown

    The History Press 2009; US$ 18.94

    Bannockburn 1314 is a history of the most celebrated battle between Scotland and England, in which a mere 7,000 followers of Robert the Bruce defeated more than 15,000 of Edward II's troops. The Battle of Bannockburn, fought over two days on 23 and 24 June 1314 by a small river crossing just south of Stirling, was a decisive victory for Robert, and... more...

  • Saint Margaret, Queen of the Scotsby Catherine Keene

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    This book is a study of the life and early cult of Margaret, the eleventh-century Queen of the Scots and saint. Daughter of the heir to the Anglo-Saxon throne, wife of the King of the Scots, mother to three kings of Scotland in succession and a queen of England, and a papally-recognized saint, Margaret is a captivating historical figure. Catherine... more...

  • William Wallaceby Andrew Fisher

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    William Wallace set an example of constancy and perseverance and became the Guardian of Scotland. Even his terrible death in London in 1305 can be seen as a victory as it provided inspiration for continuance of struggle against English domination. This book investigates various aspects of Wallace's life and character. more...