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History

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  • Paperback | Pub: 26 Sep 2019
    £7.99

    “The place where the German U-boat sank the British battleship Royal Oak was none other than the middle of Scapa Flow, Britain’s greatest naval base! It sounds incredible…” – William L Shirer, journalist, 18 October...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £20.00

    The Norman invasion of Britain, as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry, is well known, but the later invasion of Ireland is much less well documented. Yet much of what we see today in Irish heritage has Norman roots. Ireland and Britain have many...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jul 2023
    £20.00

    The medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness were positioned between two worlds, the Norwegian and the Scottish. They were a maritime lordship divided, or united, by the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth. This unlikely combination of island...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Sep 2023
    £30.00

    Surprisingly, the remarkable story of the Scottish role in the discovery of the Northwest Passage – a long desired trade route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific – has not received a great deal of attention. This book charts the extensive...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Apr 2010
    £14.99

    In the Clearances of the 19th century, crofts – once the mainstay of Highland life in Scotland – were swept away as the land was put over to sheep grazing. Many of the people of the Highlands and islands of Scotland were forced from...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Apr 2024
    £20.00

    In the 1880s two Edinburgh architects began to survey, measure and sketch the castles of Scotland, travelling the length and breadth of the country on trains, bicycles and on foot. Together they produced the five magnificent volumes of The...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Nov 2022
    £22.00

    The story of the Bamburgh Sword – one of the finest swords ever forged. In 2000, archaeologist Paul Gething rediscovered a sword. An unprepossessing length of rusty metal, it had been left in a suitcase for thirty years. But Paul had a suspicion...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jun 2016
    £9.99

    The Picts were an ancient nation who ruled most of northern and eastern Scotland during the Dark Ages. Despite their historical importance, they remain shrouded in myth and misconception. Absorbed by the kingdom of the Scots in the ninth century,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Nov 2022
    £22.00

    Shortlisted for the EAA Book Prize and the Current Archaeology Book of the Year Award The Picts have fascinated for centuries. They emerged c. ad 300 to defy the might of the Roman empire only to disappear at the end of the first millennium ad, yet...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Mar 2024
    £17.99

    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: 04 Aug 2022
    £12.99

    Placenames are a constant source of debate. Who was Edwin, whose name is said to live on in that of Scotland’s capital city? Are the ‘drum’ and ‘chapel’ still to be found in Drumchapel? And which ‘king’ had...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Nov 2024
    £16.99

    New and Updated Edition Who owns Scotland? How did they get it? What happened to all the common land in Scotland? Has the Scottish Parliament made any difference? Can we get our common good land back? In this book, Andy Wightman updates the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Aug 2015
    £14.99

    Who owns Scotland? How did they get it? What happened to all the common land in Scotland? Has the Scottish Parliament made any difference? Can we get our common good land back? In this book, Andy Wightman updates the statistics of landownership in...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £14.99

    ‘Deserves to sell like hot cakes’ – Allan Massie, The Scotsman Shortlisted for the Saltire Society History Book of the Year From the Indian Mutiny to the London Blitz, offering a ‘nice cup of tea’ has been a stock British...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Dec 2012
    £5.99

    Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein, introduced readers around the world to the concept of raising the dead through scientific procedures. Those who read the book were thrilled by this incredible Gothic adventure. Few, however, realised...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Mar 2017
    £10.99

    From the early fourteenth century to the end of the sixteenth, the Anglo-Scottish borderlands witnessed one of the most intense periods of warfare and disorder ever seen in modern Europe. As a consequence of near-constant conflict between England...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Apr 2021
    £8.99

    Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize 2019 When Les and Chris Humphreys moved to Ardnamurchan 15 years ago, little did they realise they would be sharing their home with some of Britain’s most elusive and misunderstood mustelids. Amongst all the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Aug 2022
    £12.99

    It started and ended with a financial catastrophe. The Darien disaster of 1700 drove Scotland into union with England, but spawned the institutions which transformed Edinburgh into a global financial centre. The crash of 2008 wrecked the city’s...

  • 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: 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...