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John Donald

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  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Jun 2023
    £25.00

    Winner of the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year Award Badenoch today is a landscape of empty glens and ruined settlements, but it was not always so. This book examines the transformative events that shaped the region’s destiny:...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Nov 2022
    £100.00

    The 1820 Scottish Rising has been increasingly studied in recent decades. This collection of essays looks especially at local players on the ground across multiple regional centres in the west of Scotland, as well as the wider political...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2001
    £20.00

    The eighteenth century is often described as the age of reason. This book argues that it should also be considered the age of the passions. Eighteenth-century writers recognised the passions as the springs of human life and actions. They began to...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Nov 2012
    £20.00

    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 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Apr 2023
    £30.00

    Winner of the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year 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 death...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Jul 2018
    £14.99

    The true story of the Lady of the Mercians. 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 May 2008
    £35.00

    This study examines the political ambitions and influences of the Balliol dynasty in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries in Scotland, England and France. The generally accepted opinion in previous historiography was that John (II), king of Scots...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Nov 2018
    £30.00

    Very little is known about the battle of Carham, fought between the Scots and Northumbrians in 1018. The leaders were probably Máel Coluim II, king of Scotland, and Uhtred of Bamburgh, earl or ealdorman in Northumbria. The outcome of the battle was...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Sep 2015
    £20.00

    This book traces the Clann Meic-bethad or Clan MacBeth whose members practised medicine in the classic Gaelic tradition in various parts of Scotland from the early fourteenth to the early eighteenth century. From many medieval Gaelic manuscripts...

  • 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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2001
    £30.00

    During the century and a half of their power the Black Douglases earned fame as Scotland’s champions in the front line of war against England. On their shields they bore the bloody heart of Robert Bruce, the symbol of their claim to be the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 24 Nov 2003
    £30.00

    Feuding had an effect on the history of most of Europe. Scotland provides a fascinating focus for the study of the bloodfeud because feuding survived until remarkably late there, and thus is much better documented than in other European societies....

  • E-Book | Pub: 04 Mar 2008
    £20.00

    Scottish military offensives against England from 1369 were largely the product of government policy, were launched with careful timing and, in the reign of Robert II, involved close co-operation with France. They succeeded militarily, encouraging...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 May 2013
    £30.00

    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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Mar 2011
    £30.00

    The interplay of roles of the Marquess of Argyll, as clan chief, Scottish magnate and influential British statesman, make him a worthy counterpoint to Cromwell. This book reviews Argyll’s formative influence in shaping British frontier policy...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2021
    £25.00

    Academic writing in Britain and Ireland has tended to treat the histories of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as discrete subjects of study. This approach is understandable but it does lead to the creation of artificial boundaries within the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2001
    £25.00

    Published on the tercentenary of what is sometimes knows as “The Glorious Revolution”, this collection of essays examines the events of 1688-89 and discards old myths. American and British historians tackle the subject from different...