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Scotland's History

Front cover of Scotland's History

Who was St Columba? Why was Mary, Queen of Scots, executed? When were the Jacobite risings? Where was the new Scottish Parliament built?

Scotland’s vibrant and bloody past captures the imagination. But there is far more to Scottish history than murder and mayhem, tragedy and betrayal. In Scotland’s History, historian Fiona Watson looks back across thousands of years into the lives of the people of Scotland. She captures the critical moments and memorable personalities known throughout the world – from the Picts to Bonnie Prince Charlie, and from Macbeth to the Battle of Bannockburn – revealing the truth behind the myths.

  • Audiences:

    Members, Researchers, Visitors, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts
  • Date Published:

    01 August 2020
  • Publisher:

    Historic Environment Scotland
  • Publication Types:

    General Interest
  • Author(s):

    Fiona Watson

    A medieval historian and writer, and former Director of the Centre for Environmental History at the Universities of Stirling and St Andrews. She is author of the history books Scotland from Prehistory to the Present, Under the Hammer: Edward I and Scotland, Macbeth: A True Story and Robert the Bruce, and was presenter of In Search of Scotland, a BBC TV series on Scottish history. Piers Dixon is an HES archaeologist with over thirty years of experience researching, investigating, recording and writing about Scotland’s landscapes.
  • Format(s):

    ISBN: 9781849173070
    150 Illustrations
  • Language:

  • Subjects:

    History, Scotland