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Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500

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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...

  • Hardback | Pub: 28 Sep 2017
    £25.00

    The Haldanes have been in Scotland for over 800 years, and their story illustrates many of the defining themes of Scotland’s history. Haldanes played significant roles in the Bruce war of independence, the political upheavals which accompanied the...

  • 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: 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 Aug 2008
    £25.00

    This study explores the history of the western seaboard of Scotland (the Hebrides, Argyll and the Isle of Man) in a formative but often neglected era: the central middle ages, from the mightly Somerled to his descendant John MacDonald, the first...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Nov 2011
    £30.00

    The kingdoms of the Dal Riata and the Picts, by their union in the ninth century, formed the nucleus of medieval Scotland. The author, a recognised authority on sources of early Scottish history, has made a fresh critical analysis of the evidence...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Jul 2011
    £20.00

    The events of 1000-1130 were crucial to the successful emergence of the medieval kingdom of the Scots. Yet this is one of the least researched periods of Scottish history. We probably now know more about the Picts than the post-1000 events that...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Sep 2010
    £20.00

    The North Britons are the least-known among the inhabitants of early medieval Scotland. Like the Picts and Vikings they played an important role in the shaping of Scottish history during the first millennium AD but their part is often neglected or...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Sep 2014
    £14.99

    Early historic Scotland – from the fifth to the tenth century AD – was home to a variety of diverse peoples and cultures, all competing for land and supremacy. Yet by the eleventh century it had become a single, unified kingdom, known as...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 May 2014
    £25.00

    The battle of Bannockburn (1314) gave Scotland a great hero in Robert Bruce but deprived Scotland of three other worthy ‘patriot heroes’. This book tells the intriguing story of three members of the Comyn family who have been deprived of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Nov 2018
    £9.99

    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: 04 Oct 2018
    £8.99

    In this exciting and visually stunning book, the most talented Scottish novelist of his generation teams up with Jill Calder, whose bold and colourful illustrations are a perfect complement to one of the most dramatic tales in Scottish history. In...

  • Hardback | Pub: 25 May 1999
    £35.00

    At the request of David Stewart of Rosyth, a Fife laird, Walter Bower wrote this epic history of the Scots. He took over materials ascribed to an earlier historian, John of Fordun, and continued the history down to his own day. Among the famous...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 May 2016
    £14.99

    Who was Merlin? Is the famous wizard of Arthurian legend based on a real person? In this book, Merlin’s origins are traced back to the story of Lailoken, a mysterious ‘wild man’ who is said to have lived in the Scottish Lowlands in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Oct 2014
    £14.99

    This book traces the history of relations between the kingdom of Strathclyde and Anglo-Saxon England in the Viking period of the ninth to eleventh centuries AD. It puts the spotlight on the North Britons or ‘Cumbrians’, an ancient people...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Jan 2009
    £16.99

    War truly begins when the invading army, conquest complete, goes home. It is the relationship between the native population and those remaining behind as part of the new administration which holds the key to our understanding of not only the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Feb 2010
    £20.00

    Through his personality, ingenuity and ability, he initiated a resistance movement which ultimately secured the nation’s freedom and independence. Yet, Wallace was reviled, opposed and eventually betrayed by the nobility in his own day to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 31 Jul 2006
    £14.99

    The Bruces of fourteenth-century Scotland were formidable and enthusiastic warriors. Whilst much has been written about events as they happened in Scotland during the chaotic years of the first part of the fourteenth century, England’s war with...

  • Paperback | Pub: 28 Jun 2007
    £8.99

    By no means prepared by birth, education or training for leadership, Wallace nevertheless rose to prominence during the Wars of Independence, leading forces which broke the sequence of English victories and re-energising and inspiring his countrymen...