History of Scotland by Cliff Hanely lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Lomond Books, 1993, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;
From the cover: The History of Scotland traces Scotlands fascinating and dramatic story from the ancient beginnings to the present day. The story begins with the mixture of peoples, Celts, Scots, Picts, Vikings and others, who formed the Scottish nation and defended it so vigorously in the time of Robert the Bruce and Bannockburn. The succeeding Stewart kings were all too often the victims of a range of misfortunes. Most, like James III, attained the throne in childhood; James IV died young in the disastrous Battle of Flodden; Mary Queen of Scots was deposed by rebellion and executed after long imprisonment in England. The Union with England and the final defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlies Jacobites at Culloden marked new beginnings for the nation.
Scots went on to take a leading role in the intellectual revolution of the Enlightenment and in the industrial revolution that was to follow and transform the face of the country. Industrialisation of course brought many social and political problems and the panorama of Scottish history is completed by the events of this century which has seen two world wars, economic depression and political radicalism, and a resurgence of Nationalist feeling.
Like every other nation overshadowed by a massively more powerful neighbour, Scotland has certainly had its share of triumphs and disasters, heroes and villains, but the popular version of events only scratches the surface of a more deeply fascinating subject. Cliff Hanleys lively analysis embraces the great events and personalities of Scottish history as well as many of the less obvious themes which have combined to create the Scottish nation we now know.
The History of Scotland also features 260 carefully chosen illustrations, including over 100 in colour, depicting historic events, personalities and artefacts as well as including views of many of Scotlands historic sites and buildings. Scots and those interested in Scotlands heritage cannot fail to be delighted by this fine volume.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Index. 12¼” x 9½”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my History Scotland category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!