Scotland History Of A Nation
This is the story of a stone, a very special stone that has shaped Scotland's national identity for centuries. From before the written word until modern day Colin takes us on an enchanted journey and mystery tour interweaving key characters and events throughout Scottish history.
James Wylie's History of the Scottish Nation is a comprehensive history of Scotland. Volume I covers the period from the roughly 900 B.C-800 A.D.
James Wylie's History of the Scottish Nation is a comprehensive history of Scotland. Volume III covers the period from the 9th-13th centuries A.D.
James Wylie's History of the Scottish Nation is a comprehensive history of Scotland. Volume II covers the Christianisation of Scotland, including St. Ninian and St. Patrick.
How can a politically disabled nation create a history for itself?" James Campbell sets out across Scotland to answer his own question. From the bustle of the Edinburgh Festival and the sleaziness of "Sin City" Aberdeen to the depopulated Highlands ("the last great European wilderness"), a history of thoughts, fears, and aspirations evolves from his conversations with the local inhabitants.
Kirkus Reviews hailed Magnus Magnusson's book as a "vast, superb history [that] relates Scotland's past over a dozen millennia." Drawing on a great deal of modern scholarship that has redefined the nation's story, Magnusson vividly re-creates the long and fascinating story of Scotland, offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive history available today.
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, part of the National Galleries of Scotland, provides a unique visual history of Scotland, told through portraits of the figures who shaped it: royals and rebels, poets and philosophers, heroes and villains. The Gall
Introduces young readers to Scottish history and culture In this book, bestselling children s author Allan Burnett tells the story of Scotland through the Great Tapestry of Scotland a work of art and wonder, full of magic, adventures, and mysteries. In addition to opening windows into key moments in history and introducing some of the most significant people who have shaped the nation, the book also celebrates the lives of ordinary Scotsmen and women over the ages.
Relive the Scottish Referendum for Independence with stunning photos and artwork from the campaigns, rallies and social media. On the 18th September, 2014, the world watched as Scotland became the only nation in history to reject Independence. As the day arrived, there was a surprising surge for people wanting independence, which caught the other side of the campaign off guard.
This 1911 work, by one of the best-known newspapermen and writers of the day, is a lyrical and engrossing account of the peoples and places of the northern reaches of the Sceptered Isle, from its Celtic and Pictish tribal origins, through the Roman occupation, and to the Jacobite uprising of the 18th century. With a sly, dry wit that will enthrall today's readers, author Andrew Lang delves into the decadence and corruption of the medieval kings and brings to thrilling life the intrigues and conspiracies that have shaped the true history of a much-fabled nation.
Tom Weir (1914-2006) was a wee fellow in a knitted tam, Fair Isle sweater and walking boots - and one of Scotland's greatest National Treasures. With great enthusiasm for hill walking and the stunning scenery of the Highlands, Tom travelled all over his country, fairly skipping and scampering his way on foot. Broadcast over two decades, Weir's Way brought Tom's passion for exploring the landscape and the history of Scotland to his countrymen.
All who have admired John Muir ¢â -â ¢s ruggedly individualistic lifestyle, or who desire a greater appreciation of the history of environmental preservation in America, will be enthralled and enlightened by this Pulitzer Prize ¢â -â winning biography. Following Muir from his ancestral home in Scotland, through his early years in the harsh Wisconsin wilderness, to his historic pilgrimage to California, Linnie Marsh Wolfe creates a full and rounded portrait of her subject ¢â -â not only as America ¢â -â ¢s firebrand conservationist and founder of the national park system but as a committed husband, father, and friend.
Offering a fresh assessment of Alexander IIâ s contribution to the making of Scotland as a nation, this book explores the kingâ s successes and failures and lifts the focus from an introspective national history to look at the man and his kingdom in wider British and European history. It examines his international relationships and offers the first detailed analysis of the efforts to work out a lasting diplomatic solution to Anglo-Scottish conflict over his inherited claims to the northern counties of England.
Whilst documents and other written material are obvious resources that help shape our view of the past, maps too can say much about a nation's history. This book takes maps seriously as a form of history, from the earliest representations of Scotland by P
Spanning the architectural history of the country house from the disarming Elizabethan charm of South Wraxall, the classical rigour of Kinross in Scotland, the majesty and ingenuity of Hawksmoor;s Easton Neston, the Palladian sweep of Wentworth Woodhouse, with over 300 rooms and frontage of 600 feet, the imperial exuberance of Clandeboye, through to the ebullient vitality of Lutyens; Marshcourt, the stories of these houses tell the story of our nation.
For more than a century and a half the real story of Scotland's connections to transatlantic slavery has been lost to history and shrouded in myth. There was even denial that the Scots unlike the English had any significant involvement in slavery. Scotland saw itself as a pioneering abolitionist nation untainted by a slavery past. This book is the first detailed attempt to challenge these beliefs.