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A History of Scotland :  Look Behind the Mist and Myth of Scottish History - Neil Oliver

A History of Scotland

Look Behind the Mist and Myth of Scottish History

Paperback Published: 1st January 2011
ISBN: 9780753826638
Number Of Pages: 480
For Ages: 18+ years old

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'The beauty of Scotland is overwhelming and I've often thought that Scotland's popular history is just like her landscape - impossibly romantic, obscured by mist and myth and always changing.' The dramatic story of Scotland - by charismatic television his.

Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world with a vivid and diverse past. Yet the stories and figures that dominate Scottish history - tales of failure, submission, thwarted ambition and tragedy - often badly serve this great nation, overshadowing the rich tapestry of her intricate past.Historian Neil Oliver presents a compelling new portrait of Scottish history, peppered with action, high drama and centuries of turbulence that have helped to shape modern Scotland.Along the way, he takes in iconic landmarks and historic architecture; debunks myths surrounding Scotland's famous sons; recalls forgotten battles; charts the growth of patriotism; and explores recent political developments, capturing Scotland's sense of identity and celebrating her place in the wider world.

About The Author

Neil Oliver is a Scottish archaeologist, historian and broadcaster best known for his distinctive voice and as the charismatic presenter of the award-winning documentary series, Coast.

Industry Reviews

Oliver has a great passion for his subject...an entertaining, well balanced and informative read. * SOUTH WALES ARGUS *
A vivid and compellnig picture of a country we may thnk we know, but one that can still surprise. * GOOD BOOK GUIDE *

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Mapp. xx
From the Basement of Timep. 1
The Last of the Freep. 38
The Hammers of the Scotsp. 80
Bishop Makes Kingp. 119
Language is Powerp. 164
Project Britainp. 205
King Jesusp. 247
Jacobitesp. 288
Money!p. 323
Wha's Like Us? - The Question of Identityp. 357
Homeward Boundp. 395
Further Readingp. 435
Indexp. 441
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ISBN: 9780753826638
ISBN-10: 0753826631
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st January 2011
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.2  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1

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