Scotland A Concise History Revised Edition Updated by Linklater: A Concise History

Scotland A Concise History Revised Edition Updated by Linklater: A Concise History

by Fitzroy MacLean, Magnus Linklater
     
 

"The Scots," said a censorious English member of Parliament in 1607, "have not suffered above two kings to die in their beds these two hundred years." He may have exaggerated, but undeniably Scotland has a rough and bloodstained history.
It is a complex one too, but Sir Fitzroy Maclean disentangles the threads and enlivens his brisk account with both wit and

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"The Scots," said a censorious English member of Parliament in 1607, "have not suffered above two kings to die in their beds these two hundred years." He may have exaggerated, but undeniably Scotland has a rough and bloodstained history.
It is a complex one too, but Sir Fitzroy Maclean disentangles the threads and enlivens his brisk account with both wit and scholarship. Pictures from authentic contemporary sources illuminate his story—its romantic figures and bloody battles, its politics and religion—and provide a rich visual record of Scotland's art, craftsmanship, and intellectual life. For this revised edition, the distinguished journalist Magnus Linklater (former editor of The Scotsman), explores the renewed strengths of Scottish identity as the country enters the new millennium with a new parliament. 250 b/w illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500282335
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
863,559
Product dimensions:
8.94(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Fitzroy Maclean for many years held important posts in the British diplomatic service, armed forces, and government. His books include
Highlanders: A History of the Highland Clans. He died in 1996.

Magnus Linklater is a Scottish journalist who lives in Edinburgh.

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