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Best Books on Scottish History

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  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Apr 2024
    £14.99

    In this acclaimed book, Alistair Moffat tells the story of a part of Scotland that has played a huge role in the nation’s history and moved poets, painters and writers as well as ordinary people for hundreds of years. The hunter-gatherers who...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Oct 2014
    £14.99

    In a boarding house in West Port, an old army pensioner dies of natural causes. He owes the landlord rent. Instead of burying the body, the landlord, William Hare, and his friend, William Burke, fill the coffin with bark and sell the corpse to Dr....

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Apr 2024
    £14.99

    St Columba is one of the most important figures in the early history of the British Isles. A native of Donegal and a nobleman of royal ancestry, his outstanding religious career spanned both sides of the Irish Sea. On the Scottish island of Iona he...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Apr 2023
    £17.99

    For over three centuries, the inhabitants of North Britain faced the might of Rome, resulting in some of the most extraordinary archaeology of the ancient world. This richly illustrated new history of Roman Scotland explores the complex, often...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Oct 2024
    £25.00

    From one of the earliest mentions of its name in the sixth century to the Covid lockdowns of the twenty-first, this is a magnificent portrait of one of the world’s great cities in its many iterations, from ‘Edinburgh, the sink of abomination’...

  • Hardback | Pub: 22 Jul 2021
    £30.00

    The Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of thousands of years of Scottish history and achievement, from the end of the last Ice Age to Dolly the Sheep and Andy Murry’s Wimbledon victory of 2013. More than 1000 stitchers spent...

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £25.00

    Alistair Moffat tells the extraordinary story of the Highlands in the most detailed book ever written about this remarkable part of Scotland. The chronicle begins millions of years ago, with the dramatic geological events that formed the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £12.99

    ‘A gripping, heart-breaking account of the famine winter of 1847’ – Rosemary Goring, The Herald Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize When Scotland’s 1846 potato crop was wiped out by blight, the country was plunged into...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Oct 2022
    £18.99

    Some years ago a revolution took place in Early Medieval history in Scotland. The Pictish heartland of Fortriu, previously thought to be centred on Perthshire and the Tay found itself relocated through the forensic work of Alex Woolf to the shores...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £100.00

    Winner of the Frank Watson Book Prize for the best book published on Scottish History Shortlisted for the Saltire Society History Book of the Year The legendary Scottish king Máel Coluim III, also known as ‘Malcolm Canmore’, is often held to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Jul 2013
    £9.99

    During the first millennium AD the most northerly part of Britain evolved into the country known today as Scotland. The transition was a long process of social and political change driven by the ambitions of powerful warlords. At first these men...

  • 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: 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: 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: 21 Sep 2017
    £14.99

    In this book, Alistair Moffat brings vividly to life the story of this great nation, from the dawn of prehistory through to the twenty-first century. Ambitious, richly detailed and highly readable, Scotland: A History From Earliest Times skilfully...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jul 2023
    £14.99

    Winner of Saltire Scottish History Book of the Year They would be better dead, they said, than set adrift upon the world. But set adrift they were – thousands of them, their communities destroyed, their homes demolished and burned. Such were...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Sep 2018
    £8.99

    This is a fabulous treasury of legend and wonder; tales of monsters who dwell in lakes, of small people who trap humans in earthen mounds where time stands still; of dark, shape- shifting spirits whose cloak of human form is betrayed by the sand and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Oct 2014
    £20.00

    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: 06 Mar 2017
    £12.99

    Hadrian’s Wall is the largest, most spectacular and one of the most enigmatic historical monument in Britain. Nothing else approaches its vast scale: a land wall running 73 miles from east to west and a sea wall stretching at least 26 miles down...