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  • The Poor Had No Lawyersby Andy Wightman

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.74

    Who owns Scotland? How did they get it? What happened to all the common land in Scotland? Has the Scottish Parliament made any difference? Can we get our common good land back? In The Poor Had No Lawyers, Andy Wightman, author of Who Owns Scotland, updates the statistics of landownership in Scotland and takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into... more...

  • Bartolomé de las Casasby Lawrence A. Clayton

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 68.00

    This is the first major English-language and scholarly biography of Bartolomé de las Casas' life in a generation. more...

  • Alexander IIby Richard Oram

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 11.83

    By equal measure state-builder and political unifier and ruthless opportunist and bloody-handed aggressor, Alexander II has been praised or vilified by past historians but has rarely been viewed in the round. This book explores the king's successes and failures, offering a fresh assessment of his contribution to the making of Scotland as a nation.... more...

  • How We Invented Freedom & Why It Mattersby Daniel Hannan

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 10.19

    This book tells the story of freedom and explains how it is a uniquely 'British', rather than 'Western', invention. It shows how the inhabitants of a damp island at the western tip of the Eurasian landmass stumbled upon the extraordinary idea that the state was the servant, and not the master, of the individual. This revolutionary concept created... more...

  • Great Britain's Great Warby Jeremy Paxman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Jeremy Paxman's magnificent history of the First World War tells the entire story of the war in one gripping narrative from the point of view of the British people. NOW A MAJOR BBC TELEVISION SERIES "He writes so well and sympathetically, and chooses his detail so deftly, that if there is one new history of the war that you might actually... more...

  • The Age of Wonderby Richard Holmes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.95

    The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.  When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain,... more...

  • 1000 Years of Annoying the Frenchby Stephen Clarke

    Transworld 2010; US$ 12.16

    Was the Battle of Hastings a French victory? Non! William the Conqueror was Norman and hated the French. Were the Brits really responsible for the death of Joan of Arc? Non! The French sentenced her to death for wearing trousers. Was the guillotine a French invention? Non! It was invented in Yorkshire. ... more...

  • Enlightenment Volume 2by Peter Gay

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95

    The Science of Freedom completes Peter Gay's brilliant reinterpretation begun in The Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Paganism. In the present book, he describes the philosophes' program and their views of society. His masterful appraisal opens a new range of insights into the Enlightenment's critical method and its humane and libertarian vision. more...

  • The Life and Death of Anne Boleynby Eric Ives

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 22.95

    This definitive biography of Anne Boleyn establishes her as a figure of considerable importance and influence in her own right. A full biography of Anne Boleyn, based on the latest scholarly research. Focusses on Anne’s life and legacy and establishes Anne as a figure of considerable importance and influence in her own right. Adulteress... more...

  • Scots and Britonsby Roger A. Mason

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 58.00

    Twelve essays which examine Scottish participation in the creation of the British monarchy, first published in 1994. more...