Biography: Historical

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  • Cover scan of Robert Burns
    Robert Burns: The Patriot Bard
    Patrick Scott Hogg - 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.
  • Cover scan of Richard The Lionheart
    Richard The Lionheart: King And Knight
    Jean Flori - 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.
  • Cover scan of Rob Roy Macgregor
    Rob Roy Macgregor
    Nigel G. Tranter - 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.
  • Cover scan of The Rough Wooings
    The Rough Wooings: Mary Queen Of Scots, 1542-1551
    Marcus Merriman - 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.
  • Cover scan of Robert The Bruce
    Robert The Bruce
    Caroline Bingham - 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.

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