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British & Irish History

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  • 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: 18 May 2023
    £14.99

    As the most advanced frontier construction of its time, and as definitive evidence of the Romans’ time in Scotland, the Antonine Wall is an invaluable and fascinating part of this country’s varied and violent history. For a generation,...

  • 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: 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: 04 Apr 2016
    £14.99

    This authoritative and handsomely illustrated book is aimed at the general reader who wants to know about the mysteriouspeople who inhabited Scotland from the Bronze Age onwards. They created wonderful works of art in gold and silver and theirbrochs...

  • 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Aug 2007
    £30.00

    The Stewart Dynasty in Scotland series aims to bring the rich political heritage of late medieval and early modern Scotland before as wide a reading public as possible, with specialist authors writing for the general reader as well as the student...

  • 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,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 May 2011
    £10.99

    In this modern age the regional and national boundaries which define Scotland seem fixed and permanent. But of course this has not always been so. In this book Alistair Moffat looks at the shifting political shape of the land long before its modern...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Apr 2016
    £9.99

    At Scapa Flow on 21 June 1919, there occurred an event unique in naval history. The German High Seas Fleet, one of the most formidable ever built was deliberately sent to the bottom of the sea at the British Grand Fleet’s principal anchorage...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2016
    £14.99

    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: 18 Jun 2012
    £14.99

    Writing on a small island in the Firth of Forth in the 1440s, Walter Bower set out to tell the whole story of the Scottish nation in a single huge book, the Scotichronicon – ‘a history book for Scots’. It begins with the mythical...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Feb 2016
    £8.99

    In August 1956 a young shepherd, his wife, two-year-old daughter and ten-day-old son sat huddled in a small boat on Loch Monar in Ross-shire as a storm raged around them. They were bound for a tiny, remote cottage at the western end of the loch...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Jun 2015
    £25.00

    Conditioned by a childhood surrounded by the rivalries of the Stewart family, and by eighteen years of enforced exile in England, James I was to prove a king very different from his elderly and conservative forerunners. This major study draws on a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jul 2015
    £25.00

    In this study of the reign of James II of Scotland, the king is viewed in the context of the Stewart monarchy, from his struggles to overcome his early adversity and the legacy of his father’s style of kingship, to the serious political crises...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Jun 2009
    £30.00

    James III is the most enigmatic of the Stewart kings of Scotland. Variously characterised as artistic, peace-loving, morbidly suspicious, treacherous, pious, lecherous and lazy, King James was much criticised by contemporaries and later chroniclers...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Jun 2015
    £25.00

    James IV is the best-known of all the late medieval Scottish rulers. Widely praised by his contemporaries, he combined the qualities of successful medieval monarch with a wide interest in the arts and sciences, while remaining acutely conscious of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Aug 2011
    £25.00

    James V suffered the fate of many a son of a famous father in being somewhat overshadowed not only by his father James IV but also by his internationally renowned daughter Mary Queen of Scots. But no-one would deny the importance of his reign,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Sep 2014
    £25.00

    James VII and II is one of the least studied monarchs of Scotland, and has previously mostly been studied from an English perspective or as the muddled victim of the revolution of 1688/9 which delivered for Britain much-vaunted political...