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- 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...
- tredition 2013; US$ 9.22
In seinem 50. Lebensjahr erfüllt sich Günter Wensky einen lang gehegten Traum und bricht mit seinem Motorrad auf, um Schottland zu bereisen. Er nimmt uns mit in die wilden Highlands, steuert seine Maschine entlang stürmischer Küsten hin zu traumhaften Stränden am eiskalten Atlantik. Humorvoll gewährt er uns Einblicke in seinen Alltag auf und mit dem... more...
- 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...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Aberdeen has been inhabited for 8,000 years, since the first Hunter-Gatherers settled on the banks of the River Dee. 4,000 years later, Bronze Age peoples left their mark on the landscape by constructing a huge number of recumbent stone circles, once thought to be places of sacrifice. Invaders including Celts, Romans and Vikings met violent, bloody... more...
- Birlinn 2011; US$ 4.36
Packed with humour - I recommend the whole lot!,' - The School Librarian Bonnie Prince Charlie And All That is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Britain?s royal rebel. Join the dashing Prince on a dangerous mission to win back his three kingdoms from the horrible Hanoverians. Scramble ashore in the Scottish Highlands and find... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57
SINCE THE WAR SCOTLAND HAS been profoundly altered. Its native tradition of entrepreneurial capitalism has disappeared. Its heavy industries have rapidly declined. It has become a branch economy soliciting international investment. Its crowded old cities have spread themselves into the country dormitories. The grip of the Kirk has been much weakened.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
The military aspects of the Jacobite campaigns in eighteenth-century Britain are considered in this study. Taken from the viewpoint of those loyal to the Hanoverian Crown, the three mainland campaigns of 1715?6, 1719 and 1745?6 are examined, using research based on primary sources: memoirs, diaries, letters, newspapers and State papers. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
The essays in this collection examine religion, politics and commerce in Scotland during a time of crisis and turmoil. Contributors look at the effect of the Union on Scottish trade and commerce, the Scottish role in tobacco and sugar plantations, Robert Burns?s early poetry on his planned emigration to Jamaica and Scottish anti-abolitionists. more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 54.89
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...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 3.99
The Little Book of Scotland is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Discover the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts. Geoff Holder's latest book contains... more...