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- Robert Burns: The Patriot Bard
- Hardback - Mainstream
This biography of Scotland's national poet explodes the Burns myth, revealing him as a Scottish patriot of the heart, an idealist who wished for freedom and liberty for his beloved Scotland, but also a man who was pragmatically a British patriot who risked his life for democratic reform.
- Richard The Lionheart: King And Knight
- Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
Richard I is the mythical king of England who preferred to wage war than to rule over his empire. Jean Flori examines Richard's role as prince and king in history in a chronological approach to his life, and analyzes the different and controversial elements which, for the chroniclers of his day, helped to make Richard a model of chivalry.
- Rob Roy Macgregor
- Paperback - Neil Wilson
Rob Roy MacGregor was mythologised by Sir Walter Scott but was very much a fact in the Trossachs of Scotland in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Scott's romantic image is however, far from the rogue which Nigel Tranter protrays in this classic work.
- The Rough Wooings: Mary Queen Of Scots, 1542-1551
- Hardback - Tuckwell
Mary Queen of Scots was a subject of debate from birth. One of the Rough Wooings for her hand in marriage was the last major war between Scotland and England. This is the story of her beginning, which involves major figures of early modern history.
- Robert The Bruce
- Paperback - Constable
The quintessential patriot king and national hero, Robert the Bruce brought independence to Scotland. Caroline Bingham's biography unites the historic figure of popular mythology with the genuine man.