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  • E-Book | Pub: 30 Jan 2008
    £30.00

    This is the first volume of a distance-learning history of Scotland course. The 26 major topics are covered in five books, designed for self-study and written to accompany the course. These volumes are: two tutorial volumes, two volumes of reprinted...

  • E-Book | Pub: 17 Dec 2012
    £4.99

    After the death of her father, 10-year-old Renee and her mother are forced to open up their Aberdeen home to two lodgers. An impressionable and romantic child, Renee grows up weaving romantic fantasies around both men, firstly the dependable Jack...

  • E-Book | Pub: 25 Jan 2001
    £30.00

    This book analyses the origins, development and impact of British Army recruiting in the Scottish Highlands in the period from 1739 to 1815. It examines the interaction of government, landlords and tenantry. Recruiting is analysed within the context...

  • E-Book | Pub: 20 Apr 2015
    £4.99

    Mark Simmons, aged 42, is a teacher at a training college. His wife has just walked out on him because she has found him so much less interesting than she expected the man she married to be. This event, which he has by no means expected, has jolted...

  • 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: 22 Sep 2008
    £25.00

    Irish immigrants and their descendants have made a vital contribution to the creation of modern Scotland. This book is the first collection of essays on the Irish in Scotland for almost twenty years, and brings together for the first time all the...

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

    This collection of essays on early modern Scotland offers ‘new perspectives’ on aspects of Scottish history from 1560 to 1800. Some essays challenge accepted interpretations; others explore subjects and sources that have previously not attracted...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Oct 2013
    £12.99

    War opened and closed Scotland’s greatest century: a pitiless part in the defeat of Naploeon in 1815, a huge blood-sacrifice for the sake of victory from 1914. In between came the greatest contributions to the progress and happiness of the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £30.00

    This collection of innovative essays celebrates the New Town of Edinburgh over the 250 years since its original creation. The contributing authors discuss the intellectual, economic and political contexts which provided the impetus for the city of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £3.99

    As Heather Brodie kisses her lover goodnight, her disabled husband lies dead, his throat cut from ear to ear. Who wanted Gavin Brodie dead? Many people, including Gavin Brodie. Crushed by an incurable illness, he pleaded to be allowed to die. When...

  • E-Book | Pub: 20 Apr 2015
    £4.99

    For an eleven-year-old boy, living with his widowed mother and younger brother in a remote seaside village on one of the Western Isles of Scotland, growing up has its difficulties, as well as its idyllic pleasures. Iain Crichton Smith’s vivid...

  • E-Book | Pub: 24 Nov 2003
    £25.00

    In the first part of the volume are collected six essays which comment on mainly institutional matters: the merchant community, the universities and the study of science and medicine. Two important themes emerge from these studies; firstly the...

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

    By comparison with their English counterparts, Scottish nineteenth-century railways have suffered from a degree of neglect by economic historians. Most of the existing literature is written for the railway enthusiast, concentrating mainly on...

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

    Few Scottish historians are better known than T. C. Smout and fewer still more deserving of the high esteem in which they are held. He has made an outstanding contribution to Scottish historical studies both as an academic discipline and as a...

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

    This is the second volume of a three-volume study of Scottish social change and development from the eighteenth century to the present day, originally published by John Donald in association with the Economic and Social History Society of...

  • 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...

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

    In this way it provides an illuminating perspective and serves as a corrective to both Scoto-centric and Anglo-centric interpretations of events. Previous studies have tended to concentrate on the resources of the main record repositories in London...

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 Dec 2003
    £20.00

    ‘Mobbing and rioting’ in late eighteenth-century Scotland was often the only recourse of the people in response to high food prices, the threat of eviction or the prospect of compulsory military service. This study of popular disturbances in the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Aug 2005
    £20.00

    The lifestyle of a Renaissance prince and his court was a work of art in itself: a dazzling spectacle which propagated the power, dignity and fame of the monarch. The domestic routine of the royal household with its palatial surroundings, restless...

  • E-Book | Pub: 17 Sep 2015
    £3.99

    1587. After three long years, exiled from home and family, and drawn into the depths of the London underworld under the tutelage of Elizabeth I’s spymaster Francis Walsingham, Hew returns to Scotland with his new English wife, Frances. The...