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Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Apr 2018
    £9.99

    Black Friday is the astonishing true story of a coastal community that lost 189 men in a single afternoon. Britain’s worst fishing disaster decimated the coastal community of Eyemouth, yet is an almost forgotten part of the past. One hundred...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Jun 2017
    £12.99

    During the 18th century, Edinburgh was the intellectual hub of the Western world. Adam Smith, David Hume, Dugald Stewart and Adam Ferguson delivered their diverse tomes on philosophy and political economy. Others such as James Hutton, Joseph Black,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 May 2014

    Highly regarded in India and Persia to this day, Sir John Malcolm is remarkably little known in his native Scotland. This book describes his extraordinary journey from modest origins to become a leading player in the transformation of the East India...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Oct 2015
    £12.99

    In the 1830s and 1840s the district of Glendale on the island of Skye was swamped by immigrants cleared from other north Skye estates. The resultant overcrowding and over-use of land caused simmering discontent – not against the incomers, but...

  • Hardback | Pub: 16 Nov 2017
    £25.00

    Henry Duncan was a man of many parts: parish minister, savings bank founder, political lobbyist, anti-slavery campaigner, educator, geologist, poet, author. He restored the Ruthwell Cross, a medieval monument of international importance. He also...

  • Paperback | Pub: 28 Jan 2008
    £16.99

    A strong editorial team and the majority of Scotland’s most distinguished historians have lent their talents to this major project: a landmark in Scottish historical studies, and one which looks to reach a wider readership for serious Scottish...

  • Paperback | Pub: 28 Jan 2008
    £16.99

    A strong editorial team and the majority of Scotland’s most distinguished historians have lent their talents to this major project: a landmark in Scottish historical studies, and one which looks to reach a wider readership for serious Scottish...

  • Paperback | Pub: 30 Jan 2008
    £16.99

    A strong editorial team and the majority of Scotland’s most distinguished historians have lent their talents to this major project: a landmark in Scottish historical studies, and one which looks to reach a wider readership for serious Scottish...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Apr 2010
    £12.99

    In the Clearances of the 19th century, crofts – once the mainstay of Highland life in Scotland – were swept away as the land was put over to sheep grazing. Many of the people of the Highlands and islands of Scotland were forced from...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Aug 2016
    £14.99

    They would be better dead, they said, than set adrift upon the world. But set adrift they were – thousands of them, their communities destroyed, their homes demolished and burned. Such were the Sutherland Clearances, an extraordinary episode,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 26 Oct 2016
    £25.00

    This is an astonishing true tale of espionage, journeys in disguise, secret messages, double agents, assassinations and sexual intrigue. Alexander Burnes was one of the most accomplished spies Britain ever produced and the main antagonist of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Aug 2017
    £17.99

    This is an astonishing true tale of espionage, journeys in disguise, secret messages, double agents, assassinations and sexual intrigue. Alexander Burnes was one of the most accomplished spies Britain ever produced and the main antagonist of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Mar 2017
    £25.00

    In the course of his long poem An Airce, ‘The Ark’, the Jacobite poet Alexander MacDonald shows the Campbells being subjected to trial by water for the part they played in defeating Prince Charles’s army in 1745-6. Some will be...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Mar 2017
    £25.00

    In the course of his long poem An Airce, ‘The Ark’, the Jacobite poet Alexander MacDonald shows the Campbells being subjected to trial by water for the part they played in defeating Prince Charles’s army in 1745 – 6. Some...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2016
    £12.99

    The Highland Clearances stands out as one of the most emotive chapters in the history of Scotland.This book traces the origins of the Clearances from the eighteenth century to their culmination in the crofting legislation of the 1880s. In...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £9.99

    The Highland Clearances are a well-documented episode in Scotland’s past but they were not unique. The process began in the Scottish Lowlands nearly a century before, when tens of thousands of people – significantly more than were later exiled...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2011
    £20.00

    Duncan McLaren was a dominant (and at times domineering) figure in nineteenth-century Edinburgh and Scotland. Yet he has virtually disappeared from public view. ‘The Member for Scotland’ was the nickname given him at Westminster because...