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  • The Acts of Alexander III, the Guardians and John, 1249 - 1306: Regesta Regum Scottorum Vol 4 Part 1

    By Cynthia Neville

    Our Price: $220.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780748627325
    • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
    • Published: October 2012
  • The Autobiography of Arthur Woodburn (1890-1978): Living with History (Scottish History Society)

    By Gordon Pentland

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780906245422
    • Publisher: Scottish History Society
    • Published: August 2017
  • Autobiography of Gerald of Wales

    By Edited And Translated By H.E. Butler Gerald Of Wales

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781843831488
    • Publisher: BOYDELL PRESS
    • Published: July 2005
    "The autobiography of Gerald of Wales, translated from the Latin, offers a compelling picture of medieval life"--Provided by publisher.
  • Battle of Killiecrankie 1689: The Last Act of the Killing Times

    By Stuart Reid

    Our Price: $21.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781526709943
    • Publisher: Frontline Books
    • Published: May 2018
  • The Butcher: The Duke of Cumberland and the Suppression of the 45

    By W. A. Speck

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780631132875
    • Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
    • Published: March 1983
  • Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment

    By Alexander Broadie

    Our Price: $39.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521003230
    • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UP
    • Published: April 2003
  • Castles and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans, 1450-1650 (Fortress, No. 46)

    By Stuart Reid

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781841769622
    • Publisher: Osprey Publications
    • Published: March 2006
    With the exception of the key royal sites, such as Stirling and Edinburgh, few Scottish castles were located at strategic points, or were intended to house garrisons required to defend or subjugate towns. Instead they were primarily fortified dwelling houses, erected in an environment of weak Royal authority and endemic feuding between rival clans and groups, in both Highland and Lowland areas. Although some enceinte castles were developed during the 16th and 17th centuries, most defensive construction focused on the tower house, a distinctive vernacular style of Scottish fortification. This book examines the design, development, and purpose of these quintessentially Scottish buildings, and also covers larger sites such as Urquhart and Blackness.
  • The Castles of Edward I in Wales 1277-1307 (Fortress)

    By Christopher Gravett

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781846030277
    • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
    • Published: July 2007
    In 1277 Edward I gathered a huge army and marched into Wales to subdue the rebel Welsh princes who continued to raid and pillage English controlled areas of Wales, and even England itself. A key part of his strategy of subjugating and colonizing the Welsh was to erect a castle at every point where his army rested, to provide permanent bases for English garrisons and a visual reminder of English power.This title takes a detailed look at the design, development and principles of defense of the Edwardian Welsh castles, documenting daily life within their walls and the historical events that took place around them. Looking at key sites such as Cardigan, Aberystwyth and Conwy it highlights the varied castle designs ranging from fortifications based on French models to the defenses inspired by Constantinople, illustrated with eight pages of full colour illustrations and cutaway artwork. Chris Gravett provides a clear explanation of why the castles were there, who lived in them and how they were built - crucial reading for anyone interested in some of the most romantic and militarily effective buildings ever created.
  • A Century of the Scottish People, 1830-1950

    By T. C. Smout

    Our Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780006861416
    • Publisher: Fontana Press
    • Published: November 1997
    A new cover reprint of the second volume of T. C. Smout's magnificent -- and indispensable -- account of the Scottish people, from 1830--1950.
  • Character, Self, and Sociability in the Scottish Enlightenment

    By Thomas Ahnert

    Our Price: $119.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780230104143
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: November 2011
    "This book is about Enlightenment ideas of "character." It argues for their central importance in eighteenth-century thought and culture. The scope of this volume extends well beyond the confines of literary history. It examines discussions of race, nation, the self, virtue, sociability, and historical progress. The specially commissioned essays in this volume are the first, collectively, to address the broader significance of Enlightenment "character," and to do so from an interdisciplinary perspective.The focus is on the Scottish Enlightenment, but contributors consider these debates in their international contexts and in relation to parallel developments in Britain, Europe, and America"--
  • A Charmed Life: Growing Up In Macbeth's Castle

    By Liza Campbell

    Our Price: $23.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312384968
    • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
    • Published: November 2008
    The daughter of a titled Scottish father recounts the horrors of her childhood in spite of popular beliefs about her fairy-tale lifestyle, describing her father's struggles with alcoholism that resulted in numerous brushes with death and the loss of his family's legacy. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
  • Cinico: Travels With a Good Professor at the Time of the Scottish Referendum

    By Allan Cameron

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781908251824
    • Publisher: Vagabond Voices Publishing Ltd.
    • Published: December 2017
  • Clan, King and Covenant: The History of the Highland Clans from the Civil War to the Glencoe Massacre

    By John L. Roberts

    Our Price: $43.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780748613939
    • Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PRESS
    • Published: September 2000
    Clan, King and Covenant explores the turbulent history of the Highlands during the seventeenth century. The signing of the National Covenant in 1638 first challenged the powers of Charles I in Scotland, but it was only when Alisdair MacDonald joined Montrose in raising the Royalist clans that the country erupted into civil war. Central to the conflict was the ancient enmity between the MacDonalds and the Campbells, Earls of Argyll, as clan Donald attempted to reclaim their ancestral lands in Argyll. There followed a whirlwind year of spectacular victories for Montrose in the name of the King as the Highland clans emerged upon the national stage, before his campaign subsided into eventual defeat. However it was only after the Restoration of Charles II that a bitter and protracted struggle broke out between Church and Crown, after Bishops were reappointed to the national Church. Political and religious tensions mounted with the acession of James VII of Scotland (James II of England) as a Catholic
  • Clans And Chiefs - Celtic Tribalism in Scotland

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780760722695
    • Publisher: Barnes and Noble
    • Published: January 1980
  • A Concise History of Wales

    By Geraint H. Jenkins

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521530712
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: January 2007
    Based on the most recent historical research and current debates about Wales and Welshness, this volume offers the most up-to-date, authoritative and accessible account of the period from Neanderthal times to the opening of the Senedd, the new home of the National Assembly for Wales, in 2006. Within a remarkably brief and stimulating compass, Geraint H. Jenkins explores the emergence of Wales as a nation, its changing identities and values, and the transformations its people experienced and survived throughout the centuries. In the face of seemingly overwhelming odds, the Welsh never reconciled themselves to political, social and cultural subordination, and developed ingenious ways of maintaining a distinctive sense of their otherness. The book ends with the coming of political devolution and the emergence of a greater measure of cultural pluralism. Professor Jenkins's lavishly illustrated volume provides enthralling material for scholars, students, general readers, and travellers to Wales.

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