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A history of Scotland

by Plantagenet Somerset Fry

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Published by Barnes & Noble in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Scotland -- History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPeter and Fiona Somerset Fry.
    ContributionsSomerset Fry, Fiona.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination248 p.
    Number of Pages248
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23270131M
    ISBN 101566196655

    The dramatic story of Scotland - by charismatic television historian, Neil nd is one of the oldest countries in the world with a vivid and diverse past. Yet the stories and figures that dominate Scottish history - tales of failure, submission, thwarted ambition and tragedy - often badly serve this great nation, overshadowing the rich tapestry of her intricate ian 4/5(1). Neil Oliver is a Scottish archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer who has become widely known as the presenter of BBC's flagship series A History of Scotland.. Before that, his distinctive style was much in evidence as the charismatic presenter of the award-winning multi-part documentary series Coast and the author of its tie-in book.. His archaeological training at /5().

      If you want to explore James’ non-fiction, he is one of the authors of our recent book Who Built Scotland: A History of the Nation in Twenty-Five Buildings. Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon A stalwart of classrooms across the country, no list of classic Scottish books is complete without Sunset Song. A General History of Scotland, from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time Volume 1 of A General History of Scotland: From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time, William Guthrie: Author: William Guthrie: Publisher: author, Original from: the New York Public Library: Digitized: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan.

      If it had been written in 2 or 3 volumes like the History of Britain books by Simon Schama then Neil Oliver's history of Scotland would deserve 5 stars rather than 4. The book begins with the shaping and making of Scotland through geological processes millions of years ago, through to the Neolithic period, /5(). A historical novel for and-ups based on the girl who was a jester in the court of Mary, Queen of Scots, the first of the "Stuart Quartet" books. The Story of Scotland (Richard Brassey and Stewart Ross, ). This humorous, comic-book style history book will engage young travelers. This Is Edinburgh (Miroslav Sasek, , updated


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This is a fantastic account of the History of Scotland by Neil Oliver, it covers ancient times, then through the Roman Empire, the Viking Invasion and the many battles between the Scots and the English, Scotland could be independent but most English Kings wanted Overlordship of Scotland all the by: 3.

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device by:   Neil Oliver's A History of Scotland is a well-researched, comprehensive, and engaging read.

It's a mean feat to condense several thousand of years into history into a page book, but Mr. Oliver does a good job of it.4/5. This is a fantastic account of the History of Scotland by Neil Oliver, A history of Scotland book covers ancient times, then through the Roman Empire, the Viking Invasion and the many battles between the Scots and the English, Scotland could be independent but most English Kings wanted Overlordship of Scotland all the time/5().

A History of Scotland book. Read 13 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A history that is equally entertaining and enlightening, illu /5. Before reading this book, I had almost no knowledge about Scotland and its history.

Well, this book certainly changed that fact. Mitchison covers a very large time period (approximately a millennium) in a relatively short book (around pages)/5. The book tries to provide a global history of Scotland from the Neolithic period to the Jacobites.

It does so, as many histories do, by looking at the kings (and queens) of Scotland. Therein lies the fault, if one might call it by: Ragnar Lothbrok and a History of the Vikings: Viking Warriors including Rollo, Norsemen, Norse Mythology, Quests in America, England, France, Scotland, Ireland and Russia Noah Brown out of 5 stars This book analyses the development of Catholic schooling in Scotland over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Scholarship of this period tends to be dominated by discussions of the and Education (Scotland) Acts: while these crucial acts are certainly not neglected in this volume, the editors and contributors also examine the key. About the Author.

Bruce Lenman is Professor of History at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. John Duncan Mackie () taught at St Andrews, Glasgow and London universities before being appointed Historiographer Royal of Scotland in Brand: Penguin UK.

In fact I'd quite happily recommend any of the books in the New History of Scotland series. They are a bit old, but for accessible academic history well worth a read.

Or you could always read Walter Scott. It's definitely not history. but if you want to know the genesis of the popular ideas of Scottish history, he has a lot to answer for. Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world with a vivid and diverse past.

Yet the stories and figures that dominate Scottish history - tales of failure, submission, thwarted ambition and tragedy - often badly serve this great nation, overshadowing the rich tapestry of her intricate by: 3.

This book has been my companion since I started to first study Scotland's history. Magnusson is a great author in that he write clearly and easy to understand and is also very engaging.

This book is pretty much an overview of all of Scotland's history and may not be the best for studying one particular subject, but is great for the novice/5.

Neil Oliver is a Scottish archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer who has become widely known as the presenter of BBC's flagship series A History of Scotland.

Before that, his distinctive style was much in evidence as the charismatic presenter of the award-winning multi-part documentary series Coast and the author of its tie-in book. His archaeological Brand: Phoenix.

Books shelved as scottish-history: How the Scots Invented the Modern World by Arthur Herman, The Highland Clearances by John Prebble, Outlander by Diana. Neil Oliver is a Scottish archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer who has become widely known as the presenter of BBC television's series A History of Scotland and Coast.

His first fiction novel, Master of Shadows, is published by Orion in September He lives in Stirling with his wife and three children.4/5.

Ive read some amazing books with not so great covers and vice versa. The cover lulled me into a false sense of security. A Short History of Scotland may be the dullest book Ive ever read.

Thats saying a lot because Ive read some duds. Theres not a lot going on this book /5. I probably have over two dozen books in my library on the history of Scotland. Included in that number are several histories ranging from two to eight volumes. Some are as modern as Ross, MacLean and Tranter.

Others are as ancient as Browne, Taylor, Beattie and Tytler. Some date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. richard finlayis Professor of Scottish History at Strathclyde Univer-sity. He has co-edited with Ted Cowan Scottish History: The Power of the Past (), and is the author of Modern Scotland, –().

He is currently working on Scottish national identity since the union of. In the style of a coffee table book with well-written entries on historical and archaeological topics. Fiona Watson’s Scotland from Pre-History to the Present () is worth a look. Scotland The Best Places Peter Irvine Not really a history book but this is a great best-of book, with wonderful photos of Peter’s favourite places.Arts and Culture The 20 Scottish books everyone should read FROM a Buddhist painter to Robert the Bruce, from a definitive history of the fiddle to a .People lived in Scotland for at least 8, years before Britain's recorded times during the last interglacial period (,–70, BC) Europe had a climate warmer than today's, and early humans may have made their way to Scotland, with the possible discovery of pre-Ice Age axes on Orkney and mainland Scotland.

Glaciers then scoured their way across most of .