William P.L. Thompson

Author

William P. L. Thomson was the author of a number of books on Scottish history. He was Rector of Kirkwall Grammar School, in Orkney,from 1971 to 1991, previously having been Principal Teacher of History and Geography at the Anderson High School, Shetland. He died in2016.

William P. L. Thomson was the author of a number of books on Scottish history. He was Rector of Kirkwall Grammar School, in Orkney,from 1971 to 1991, previously having been Principal Teacher of History and Geography at the Anderson High School, Shetland. He died in2016.

Books

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    For much of its history, Orkney had its own language, culture and institutions. The prehistoric inhabitants created monuments which are unmatched anywhere in Europe, and the medieval period saw the magnificent earldom that expressed itself through...

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    Burroughs had the reputation of one of the most brutal of all Orkney landlords and, in a time of great economic change, the harshness of his actions made that change particularly traumatic. When the Royal Commission whose findings were to lead to...