History of Scotland

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A History of Scotland shows how Duncan (1034-49) emerged from 'the union of the four peoples' as the first king of a united Scotland and provides detailed, reign-by-reign accounts from then on. Close consideration is given to the Wars of Independence, the Reformation and religious struggles, the union of the crowns under James VI and I, the 1707 Act of Union, the Jacobite risings and the 'reforms' of the Victorian era. Above all Professor Mackie reveals how the Scots long pursued an independent line--in religion,...
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A History of Scotland shows how Duncan (1034-49) emerged from 'the union of the four peoples' as the first king of a united Scotland and provides detailed, reign-by-reign accounts from then on. Close consideration is given to the Wars of Independence, the Reformation and religious struggles, the union of the crowns under James VI and I, the 1707 Act of Union, the Jacobite risings and the 'reforms' of the Victorian era. Above all Professor Mackie reveals how the Scots long pursued an independent line--in religion, law, culture and foreign policy--that helped them keep at bay in turn the Romans, the French and the English. This second edition takes the story up to the political crisis of the 1970s--events that offered ample evidence both of Scotland's ability to adapt to the times and its 'continuing significance and vitality as a human community'.

A comprehensive history of Scotland from 297 BC to the late 1970s.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780880290401
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 8/15/1990
  • Pages: 300

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
A Note on Scottish Currency
1. The Land and Its People
2. The Union of the Four Peoples
3. The House of Canmore
4. Wars of Independence 1286-1371
5. The Crown and the Barons 1371-1488
6. The Renaissance and the New Monarchy
7. The Reformation
8. The Counter-Reformation and the Claim to the English Crown
9. The Union of the Crowns 1587-1603
10. The Crown and the Kirk 1603-25
11. The Presbyterian Revolution: Charles I 1625-49
12. Cromwell
13. The Restored Monarchy
14. The Revolution Settlement and the Union of Parliaments (1707)
15. The Union in Operation: The Jacobites
16. The Eighteenth-Century Development
17. Unrest and Reform
18. Victorian Scotland
19. Modern Scotland
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index
List of Maps:
1. Scotland: The Land and Its People
2. The Anglo-Norman Penetration, the Frontier and the Lordship of the Isles
3. The Wars of Independence
4. Scotland During the Civil Wars
5. The Jacobite Rebellions

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