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  • In The Wake of the Vital Sparkby Stuart Donald

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    For generations, Neil Munro's comic creation - the motley crew of the Vital Spark under the command of Para Handy - has enthralled readers as they sailed through the coastal and island waters of the West Coast of Scotland. This book is a nostalgic trip down those same waters at the turn of the century. The ships, the people and the places they frequented... more...

  • With the Heart of a Kingby Benton Rain Patterson

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    Philip II of Spain, the most powerful monarch in sixteenth-century Europe and a ferocious empire-builder, was matched against the dauntless queen of England, Elizabeth I, determined to defend her country and thwart Philip's ambitions. Philip had been king of England while married to Elizabeth's half-sister, Bloody Mary Tudor, a devout Catholic. ... more...

  • Lost Dundeeby Charles McKean; Patricia Whatley

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.99

    Lost Dundee' brings the second city of renaissance Scotland back to life showing, through previously undiscovered photographs and drawings, the life and the maritime quarter of this great port. It illustrates Dundee's transformation into a major Georgian town at the centre of the flax trade between St Petersburg and the USA, with the development of... more...

  • A New Race of Menby Michael Fry

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 19.99

    War opened and closed Scotland's greatest century: a pitiless part in the defeat of Naploeon in 1815, a huge blood-sacrifice for the sake of victory from 1914. In between came the greatest contributions to the progress and happiness of the rest of mankind that the Scots have ever made - in everything from the combine harvester to the mackintosh to... more...

  • Bastard Feudalism and the Law (Routledge Revivals)by John Bellamy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This title, first published in 1989, was one of the first to directly address the legal dimension of bastard feudalism. John Bellamy explores the role and vulnerability of local officials and juries, the nature of the endemic land wars and the interference in the justice system by those at the top of the social chain. What emerges is a focus on the... more...

  • Modernity Britainby David Kynaston

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 24.99

    The late 1950s was an action-packed, often dramatic time in which the contours of modern Britain began to take shape. These were the 'never had it so good' years, when the Carry On film series and the TV soap Emergency Ward 10 got going, and films like Room at the Top and plays like A Taste of Honey brought the working class to the centre of... more...

  • Tudors Versus Stewartsby Linda Porter

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    The war between the fertile Stewarts and the barren Tudors was crucial to the history of the British Isles in the sixteenth century. The legendary struggle, most famously embodied by the relationship between Elizabeth I and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots, was fuelled by three generations of powerful Tudor and Stewart monarchs. It was the marriage... more...

  • The Price of Scotlandby Douglas Watt

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 12.99

    The Price of Scotland covers a well-known episode in Scottish history, the ill-fated Darien Scheme. It recounts for the first time in almost forty years, the history of the Company of Scotland, looking at previously unexamined evidence and considering the failure in light of the Company's financial records. Douglas Watt offers the reader a new way... more...

  • Hawickby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 15.99

    Beneath the familiar streets and closes lies an immense story - the remarkable and unique story of Hawick. Full of anecdote and history which will appeal to all locals and those who can trace their ancestry back to one of the Borders' most vibrant communities. As Hawick celebrates the 500th anniversary of the fight at Hornshole, the first stirrings... more...

  • Robert The Bruce: King Of Scotsby Ronald McNair Scott

    Canongate Books 2014; US$ 13.29

    Robert the Bruce had himself crowned King of Scots at Scone on a frozen March morning in 1306. After years of struggle, Scotland had been reduced to a vassal state by Edward I of England and its people lived in poverty. On the day he seized the crown Bruce renewed the fight for Scotland's freedom, and let forth a battle cry that would echo through... more...