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John Donald

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  • Hardback | Pub: 16 Nov 2015
    £25.00

    This is the story of Hutchesons’ Grammar School from the time of its foundation in 1641 until recent days when it has become one of the largest and most successful academic schools in the country. Brothers George and Thomas Hutcheson were the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Apr 2015
    £25.00

    The period 1650 to 1790 was such a turbulent one for Scottish seafarers that much of this fast-flowing narrative reads like Treasure Island. Colourful characters abound in a story teeming with incident and excitement: John Paul Jones descends upon...

  • Hardback | Pub: 15 Oct 2015
    £25.00

    Basil William Douglas, Lord Daer, was a remarkable man who left an indelible impression on those who knew him, including the poet Robert Burns and French intellectual and revolutionary the Marquis de Condorcet. Daer was a restless, energetic spirit...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Nov 2012
    £25.00

    Scotland has played an immense role in European high culture through the centuries, and among its cultural links none have been greater than those with France. This book shows that the links with France stretch back deep into the Middle Ages, and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2012
    £20.00

    This book is the first such volume to scrutinise in detail the history of the Highlands and Islands incorporating the most up-to-date research. It examines the evolution of the idea of ‘Celtic Scotland’, tracing the historiography of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Oct 2012
    £25.00

    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...

  • Hardback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £60.00

    Winner of the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year 2019 Presiding over an age of relative peace and prosperity, Alexander III represented the zenith of Scottish medieval kingship.  The events which followed his early and unexpected...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Jul 2004
    £25.00

    Anstruther is one of the most picturesque villages on the north coast of the Forth, packed with architectural delights and filled with historical resonance. Trade with the Low Countries began as early as the late fourteenth century; during the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Jul 2018
    £14.99

    At the end of the ninth century AD, a large part of what is now England was controlled by the Vikings – heathen warriors from Scandinavia who had been attacking the British Isles for more than a hundred years. Alfred the Great, king of Wessex, was...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Oct 2012
    £12.99

    Why did the young Protestant monarch William of Orange fail to make his mark on Scotland? How did a particularly hard-line ‘Protester’ branch of Presbyterianism (the last off-shoot of the Convenanting movement) become the established...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 May 2013
    £20.00

    James Boswell’s relish for life, unflinching honesty and wide social contacts make him one of the raciest and most entertaining of all diarists.This is a one-volume edition of the journals he kept while making his living as an advocate in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Apr 2016
    £25.00

    James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) was the greatest physicist of the nineteenth century, and although his scientific contribution is now acknowledged to be on a level with those of Newton and Einstein, he has generally not received the acclaim that he...

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 Sep 2018
    £25.00

    Calton Hill, on the eastern edge of Edinburgh’s centre, has a special relationship with the city. Development of the hill and its surrounding area (often referred to as Edinburgh’s ‘Third New Town’) began in the late eighteenth and early...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Feb 2010
    £20.00

    Social and economic changes included an increase in production of food and raw materials, in turn sustaining the remarkable growth of towns and cities over this period. However, in the folk memory of Scotland the social and cultural costs of the...

  • Hardback | Pub: 20 Feb 2017
    £30.00

    Changes in funeral practice provide a lens through which to inspect changes in wider social identity, values and religious beliefs. This book reveals how, in Scotland, as in other societies, death ways and funeral arrangements are closely related to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Nov 2007
    £25.00

    This book examines the role of religion in the story of Oliver Cromwell’s invasion and subsequent occupation of Scotland. Analysis of the printed propaganda produced by the Scots and the English makes it clear that both nations defined their...

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 Feb 2020
    £80.00

    David I was never expected to become king, but on succeeding to the Scottish throne in 1124 he quickly demonstrated that he had the skills, ruthlessness and ambition to become one of the kingdom’s greatest rulers. Drawing on the experiences and...

  • Hardback | Pub: 13 Dec 2010
    £25.00

    This book provides the first detailed account of the course of Scottish politics in the reign of Charles II. It focuses on the years from 1667 to 1673, when, for the only time in the Restoration era, Scottish political leaders were able to make...

  • Hardback | Pub: 19 Sep 2019
    £45.00

    Dumfries and Galloway is one of the least-known regions of Scotland. Despite memories and traditions to match those of Gaelic-speaking Scotland, it has been seriously understudied. This innovative, ground-breaking study looks mainly at the everyday...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Jun 2018
    £14.99

    The popular Arthurian legends, such as the grail quests of Perceval and Galahad, and the love of Lancelot for Queen Guenevere, have largely overshadowed Scotland’s own Arthurian romance. The story of Fergus, one of King Arthur’s knights, was...