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  • 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...

  • Robert the Bruce: pocket GIANTSby Fiona Watson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    From disastrous beginnings after he took the throne of Scotland, having murdered a powerful rival, Robert I became a military leader of consummate genius. Throwing away the rulebook of medieval warfare, which favoured the mounted knight, he remodelled the Scottish army as a disciplined, audacious band of brothers capable of surprising castles, raiding... 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...

  • Jaipur 1778by Monika Horstmann

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 64.77

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Neolithic Scotlandby Gordon Noble

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 119.40

    Offers an account of the Neolithic period in Scotland from its early traces around 4000 BC to the transformation of Neolithic society in the Early Bronze Age. This work interprets Scottish material in the context of debates and issues in European archaeology, and outlines the chronology of the Neolithic in Europe. more...