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Biography: historical, political & military

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  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jul 2011
    £8.99

    Arras, 1917 is a biography of the author’s uncle, Ernest Reid, who died in 1917, an officer in the Black Watch, of wounds sustained in the Battle of Arras. Born and raised in Paisley, educated at Paisley Grammar School, then Glasgow...

  • 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...

  • 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 Aug 2011
    £7.99

    In 1940, after Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain, it could be seen that immediate and ignominious defeat by Nazi Germany had been averted. But victory seemed improbable. Relations with those whom Churchill had to work with against the Nazi threat...

  • E-Book | Pub: 14 Jun 2018
    £6.99

    When Patrick Gillies graduated from the University of Edinburgh’s distinguished school of medicine with honours in 1890, a high profile career as a surgeon lay ahead of him. Any city across the world would have welcomed him, and his university...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Nov 2021
    £100.00

    The renowned historian Jenny Wormald was a ground-breaking expert on early modern Scottish history, especially Stewart kingship, noble power and wider society. She was most controversial in her book-length critique of Mary, Queen of Scots....

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jan 2022
    £9.99

    ‘Balances detailed research with powerful storytelling to create a well-written and heart-wrenching account’ – Nicole Gemine, Press and Journal Jane Haining was undoubtedly one of Scotland’s heroines. A farmer’s daughter from...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £10.99

    In this best-selling biography of John Knox, Rosalind K. Marshall traces the life of one of the Reformations’ central characters. Following his career in Scotland, England, France, Switzerland and Germany, she explains in straightforward terms...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Nov 2022
    £30.00

    One of the greatest stories of world exploration ever told. By the late eighteenth century, the river Niger was a 2,000-year-old two-part geographical problem. Solving it would advance European knowledge of Africa, provide a route to commercial...

  • E-Book | Pub: 26 Oct 2017
    £16.99

    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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 14 Sep 2017
    £7.99

    In a career spanning forty years, Angus Roxburgh lived and worked in Russia as a literary translator, as Moscow correspondent of the Sunday Times and the BBC, and as a media consultant to the Kremlin. He witnessed Russian history unfolding at first...

  • E-Book | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £15.99

    Neville Chamberlain is remembered today as Hitler’s credulous dupe, the man who proclaimed in September 1938 that the Munich agreement guaranteed ‘peace in our time’. This is a magisterial reappraisal of Chamberlain and his legacy. It reveals...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £5.99

    In a life stranger than any fiction, Grace O’Malley, daughter of a clan chief in the far west of Ireland, went from marriage at fifteen to piracy on the high seas. She soon had a fleet of galleys under her commander, but her three decades of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Nov 2018
    £10.99

    The life of Robert Bruce is one of the greatest comeback stories in history. Heir and magnate, shrewd politician, briefly ‘king of summer’ and then a desperate fugitive who nevertheless returned from exile to recover the kingdom he...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2019
    £9.99

    The Shepherd and the Morning Star is a remarkable double biography and autobiography. In the course of it the life of the son, Willie Orr, gradually emerges from under the shadow of that of his father, Lawrence Orr (PB), leading Ulster Unionist...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Dec 2012
    £5.79

    Ayrshire policewoman Shirley McKie suffered the loss of her job, a trial for perjury, a breakdown in her health and had to undertake a nine-year campaign before she cleared her name and triumphed over a supposedly infallible science. Her crime...