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History

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  • 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: 14 Sep 2001
    £9.99

    SCAPA FLOW, ONE of the greatest naval bases in history, resonates through the annals of the Royal Navy during the two great wars of the twentieth century. It was from there that the Grand Fleet sailed to Jutland in 1916; from there that Russian...

  • Hardback | Pub: 20 Oct 2016
    £30.00

    As miniature worlds, beautiful locations and homes to communities seemingly distant from the stresses of modern life, Scotland’s many islands have an extraordinary fascination on countless people, not least on the hundreds of thousands of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 26 Aug 2015
    £9.99

    The Highland Line is the most profound internal boundary in Britain. First recognised by Agricola in the first century AD (parts of its most northerly portion mark the furthest north the Romans got) it divides the country both geologically and...

  • 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 Mar 2017
    £9.99

    History has always mattered to Scots, and rarely more so than now at the outset of a new century, with a new census appearing in 2011 and after more than ten years of a new parliament. An almost limitless archive of our history lies hidden inside...

  • E-Book | Pub: 19 Mar 2015
    £5.99

    What would America have been without the Scots? Andrew Carnegie, the humble weaver’s son who went there to become the world’s richest man, thought it might have been ‘a poor show’. This book is an unapologetic celebration of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 25 Sep 2007
    £9.99

    The Scottish Enlightenment was one of the greatest intellectual and cultural movements that the world has ever seen. Its legacy in philosophy, history, science, music, art, architecture, economics, and many other disciplines cannot be overstated....

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Feb 2007
    £20.00

    The authorities told folk what they ought to believe, but what did they really believe? Throughout Scottish history, people have believed in fairies. They were a part of everyday life, as real as the sunrise, and as incontrovertible as the existence...

  • Calendar | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £4.50

    Following the continued success of the 2020 Scottish Maps Calendar, Birlinn is once again proud to collaborate with the National Library of Scotland. This new calendar features more of the most beautiful maps of Scotland ever made. From the very...

  • Calendar | Pub: 27 May 2021
    £9.99

    Following the continued success of the 2021 Scottish Maps Calendar, Birlinn is once again proud to collaborate with the National Library of Scotland. This new calendar features more of the most beautiful maps of Scotland ever made. From the very...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Oct 2013
    £4.99

    New title in the same series as bestselling The Stornoway Black Pudding Bible, The Italian Sausage Bible and The Macsween Haggis Bible Salmon can be eaten any time, and makes excellent starters, main courses, breakfasts and snacks, and there...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Jun 2017
    £4.99

    Acclaimed cookery writer Sue Lawrence celebrates the enormous range of Scottish soups in this imaginative and practical collection of recipes, organized in three sections: Fish/Seafood, Meat/Game and Vegetables/Pulses. Some soups make ideal...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Jul 2011
    £9.99

    Packed full of information, Scottish Wild Flowers is an ideal guide for both visitors and residents of Scotland who wish to learn about the fascinating wealth of wild flowers that can be found there. Each species is illustrated in full colour with a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2012
    £5.99

    Scottish Wild Flowers – Pocket Edition, is an ideal pocket-size guide to over 350 plant species found throughout Scotland. Packed full of information, is a convenient guide for both visitors and residents of Scotland who wish to learn about...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Sep 2009
    £7.99

    This is the remarkable story of one of the Second World War’s most unusual animal heroes – a 14-stone St Bernard dog who became global mascot for the Royal Norwegian Forces and a symbol of freedom and inspiration for Allied troops...

  • Paperback | Pub: 29 May 2008
    £9.99

    Alistair Moffat’s journey, from the Scottish islands and Scotland, to the English coast, Wales, Cornwall and Ireland, ignores national boundaries to reveal the rich fabric of culture and history of Celtic Britain which still survives...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 May 2021
    £30.00

    The archipelagic kingdoms of Man and the Isles that flourished from the last quarter of the eleventh century down to the middle of the thirteenth century represent two forgotten kingdoms of the medieval British Isles. They were ruled by powerful...