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St Andrews

City by the Northern Sea

by Raymond Lamont-Brown

£12.99

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ISBN: 9781912476916
Published: 04 Aug 2022
Format: Paperback
Extent: 304
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Origin
Categories:
Local history
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About the Book

St Andrews is without doubt one of Scotland’s most historic and beautiful cities. Once the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland, it played a prominent role in the nation’s political life until the seventeenth century. In addition, it is also home of the nation’s oldest university; and whilst claims that it is the birthplace of golf may remain controversial, there is no doubt it is regarded as world capital of the game today. 

This fascinating and comprehensive account of St Andrews traces its history from Pictish times to the present day. It is based not only on a huge amount of original research, but also on an intimate knowledge of the town which Raymond Lamont-Brown accumulated in over twenty years’ residence there. In addition to facts and figures, the book also introduces many of the people who have featured prominently in the story of St Andrews – from doughty residents such as Sir Hugh Lyon Playfair and Cardinal Archbishop David Beaton to illustrious visitors like Mary, Queen of Scots, John Knox and Samuel Johnson. 


The Author

Raymond Lamont-Brown

  Raymond Lamont-Brown has been a professional author and broadcaster since 1965. He has written widely on a huge range of subjects. His published work includes biographies of John Brown and Andrew Carnegie as well as books on Scottish and Japanese history. 

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