Did you know that the Declaration of Independence was based on a Scottish declaration of independence from the English from nearly 700 years ago? This book will take you from the days of William 'Braveheart' Wallace and Robert the Bruce during the Wars of Independence in Scotland, to the days when Scottish and Irish people emigrated to the American Colonies and helped George Washington and Thomas Jefferson fight for freedom in America during the Revolutionary War. Follow the thread from Scotland to America and come to understand how important one ended up being to the other in the development of democracy.
Linda MacDonald-Lewis has been involved in promoting Scottish History in America for 20 years, and has sold Scottish books from her thriving shop on the American West Coast for over a decade. She works as a Master Performer at Highland Games all over the country, telling stories, reciting poems and singing. She also presents seminars on Scotland's history, mythology and folklore.