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  • 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...

  • Robert Bruceby Colm McNamee

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 6.75

    Commemorating the seven hundredth anniversary of the enthronement of Robert I of Scotland, this book is intended as an everyman's guide to Scotland's famous hero king. The life of Bruce is one of the greatest comeback stories in history. Heir and magnate, shrewd politician, briefly 'king of summer' and then a desperate fugitive who nevertheless returned... 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...

  • The Story of Scotlandby Nigel Tranter

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Scotland's story cannot be told merely in terms of documentary evidence, for this would be to neglect an integral part of the nation's heritage. The legends, myths, stories and memories handed down from generation to generation must be added to the bare bones of factual record if the character of the country is to be truly revealed. Nigel Tranter... more...

  • The Men of the Northby Tim Clarkson

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 15.21

    The North Britons are the least-known among the inhabitants of early medieval Scotland. Like the Picts and Vikings they played an important role in the shaping of Scottish history during the first millennium AD but their part is often neglected or ignored. This book aims to redress the balance by tracing the history of this native Celtic people through... 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...

  • Medieval Scotlandby A. D. M. Barrell

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 36.00

    A one-volume political and ecclesiastical history of Scotland from the eleventh century to the Reformation. more...

  • Scotlandby Roger Dendinger

    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 30.00

    - Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture- Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery- Maps reflect current political boundaries more...

  • The Road to Independence?by Murray Pittock

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 24.95

    Independence has been a contested issue in Scotland since the region was first invaded by England in 1707, and the realm continues to linger in a no-man?s land between regional status and full sovereignty. The issue of independence has risen to the forefront of Scottish discussion in the past fifty years and Murray Pittock offers here an examination... more...

  • The Man Who Gave Away His Islandby Ray Perman

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 8.44

    ‘Sensitive and moving? – Country Life ‘A wonderfully rounded portrait? – Scots Magazine In 1938 John Lorne Campbell bought the Isle of Canna. He wanted to prevent an island described as the 'jewel of the Hebrides' from becoming a rich man's playground like so many other islands and Highland estates. He wanted to preserve part of the traditional... more...