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Recommended books on the Wars of Scottish Independence

With numerous books covering the Wars of Scottish Independence (1296-1357) here is a list most essential reading for those interested in the period. Bannockburn: The Scottish War and the British Isles, 1307-1323 by Michael Brown The...

Recommended books on the Jacobites

There are many books covering the Jacobite period and this list shares the most essential reading for those interested in the period from the Revolution of 1688 to the battle of Culloden and beyond. Fight...

The Sea Kings

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...

Industry, Reform and Empire

From the death of James III to the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, Jane Dawson tells story of Scotland from the perspective of its regions and of individual Scots, as well as incorporating...

Union and Revolution

A provocative new account of Scotland's history across a century of revolution and political instability. This edition in the New History of Scotland series radically updates Rosalind Mitchison's Lordship to Patronage (1983), covering Scotland's...

Rebellious Scots to Crush

When Charles Edward Stuart launched the last, and perhaps most famous, of the Jacobite Risings in the late summer of 1745, the British Army found itself ill-placed to respond. Its most effective troops were...