A History Of Scotland

A History Of Scotland

Book - 2010
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The dramatic story of Scotland - by charismatic television historian, Neil Oliver.

Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world with a vivid and diverse past. Yet the stories and figures that dominate Scottish history - tales of failure, submission, thwarted ambition and tragedy - often badly serve this great nation, overshadowing the rich tapestry of her intricate past.

Historian Neil Oliver presents a compelling new portrait of Scottish history, peppered with action, high drama and centuries of turbulence that have helped to shape modern Scotland. Along the way, he takes in iconic landmarks and historic architecture; debunks myths surrounding Scotland's famous sons; recalls forgotten battles; charts the growth of patriotism; and explores recent political developments, capturing Scotland's sense of identity and celebrating her place in the wider world.

Publisher: London : Phoenix, 2010, c2009
Edition: Pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780753826638
Characteristics: xix, 459 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 20 cm.
Alternative Title: Scotland


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Sep 19, 2014

Excellent and concise history of Scotland by a an excellent archaeologist and a neat historian. Reading this book, one begins to understand how the recent vote in Scotland on Scottish independence failed.

Oct 01, 2013

Capable and occasionally humourous. I liked how he went right back to the geological history.

Jan 04, 2011

This series was superb.
Neil Oliver is a charismatic presenter which makes viewing this series addictive.
It will appeal to anyone who is interested in history.
Thank you for adding it to the library.

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