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

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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...

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Overview

"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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500282335
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 952,535
  • 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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Table of Contents

1 'Polished from the Rust of Scottish Barbarity' 9
The mists of antiquity / the Romans / four races / the coming of Christianity / Columba / the Norsemen / Malcolm Ceann Mor / the Normans / the French Alliance / the Maid of Norway / the Succession / Edward I of England
2 'Not for Glory, nor Riches, nor Honour, but Only for that Liberty' 37
William Wallace / Robert Bruce / Bannockburn / the House of Stewart / the great nobles / the Kingdom of the Isles / the Red Harlaw
3 'They Spend All Their Time in Wars and When There is No War They Fight One Another' 63
James IV / the Renaissance / the Highland Clans / the Auld Alliance / Flodden Field / brawling nobles / the Rough Wooing / the coming of the Reformation / John Knox / Mary Queen of Scots / her abdication
4 'The Great Marriage Day of This Nation with God' 101
A succession of Regents / James VI and the Kirk / 'No Bishops, no King' / the Union of the Crowns / the rise of Clan Campbell / Charles I / the National Covenant / Montrose / Cromwell
5 'Ane End of Ane Auld Sang' 133
The Commonwealth / the Restoration / Charles II / the Covenanters / the Killing Time / James VII / Willam and Mary / Killiecrankie / Glencoe / Mi-run mor nan Gall / Darien / the Union
6 'The King Over the Water' 157
The Fifteen / Old Mr Melancholy / the Nineteen / the Forty-Five / Charlie's Year
7 'For A' That' 181
'Lochaber no more' / 'The more the mischief the better the sport' / the Crown as link / Industrial Revolution / political stagnation / a flowering of the arts / return of confidence / the Empire / the established Church / the Reform Bill / the shifting balance of the parties / more devolution / the Scottish economy / union or separation?
List of Illustrations 224
Index 235
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