A History of Scotland A History of Scotland

A History of Scotland

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Publisher Description

The dramatic story of Scotland and how it shaped Great Britain - by one of the most charismatic of the new television historians. Scotland's history has been badly served over the years. Defined by its relationship to England, Scotland's popular history is full of near-mythical figures and tragic events, her past littered with defeat, failure and thwarted ambition. The martyrdom of William Wallace, the tragedy of Mary Queen of Scots and the forlorn cause of Bonnie Prince Charlie all give the impression of 'poor' Scotland; a victim of misfortune, leading to the country's inevitable submission to the Auld Enemy. After the Union in 1707, Scotland's increasing reliance on England culminated in a crisis of confidence and identity that tortures the country to this day. But how accurate is this version of events? Using the very latest in historical research and by placing Scotland's story in the wider context of British, European and global history, some of the myths that pervade the past will be exploded to reveal a Scotland which forged its own destiny, often with success.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2009
17 December
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Orion
SIZE
6.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Renegade Master ,

A History of Scotland

This is a fascinating read ! I have bought the paperback.
It explains the history of Scotland in an engaging, thought provoking way and actually makes sense! (A refreshing change from the conventional mind numbing narrative tied up with names and dates). I found Neil Oliver in his book questions some of the interpretaions of “history" and I feel with good reason. A refreshing read - and will make you question things too!

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