British & Irish History

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  • Cover scan of Scotland's Hidden Harlots And Heroines
    Scotland's Hidden Harlots And Heroines
    Annie Harrower-Gray - Paperback - Pen & Sword
    Annie Harrower-Gray opens up an alternative view of Scotland's turbulent history, revealing three centuries through the eyes of the nation's women. The whole of society appears, from ordinary labourers, prostitutes and factory hands to their more celebrated sisters and even witches, bodysnatchers and female Jacobites. All their tales are freshly researched and told with a sense of humour. Colourful characters abound! Step inside the boudoirs of Edinburgh's ladies of pleasure, whose civilised manners so confused one church minister that he 'accidentally' took tea in a brothel. Creep into the graveyard with Helen Torrance and Jean Lapiq, convicted of bodysnatching half a century before Burke and Hare. Uncover the murky history of Scotland's last witch Helen Duncan, whose eerily accurate wartime predictions led to her imprisonment.
  • Cover scan of The Oxford Handbook Of Modern Scottish History
    The Oxford Handbook Of Modern Scottish History
    - Paperback - Oxford University Press
    A landmark study which reconsiders in fresh and illuminating ways the classic themes of the nation's history since the sixteenth century, as well as a number of new topics which are only now receiving detailed attention.
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    Canna: The Story Of A Hebridean Island
    John Lorne Campbell - Paperback - Birlinn
    Dr John Lorne Campbell was a renowned Gaelic scholar, and was the owner of the island of Canna until 1981. He died in 1996. This book relates the history of Canna, its wildlife and its people.
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    Scotland The Autobiography: The Autobiography
    - Paperback - Penguin Books
    This is a vivid, wide-ranging account of Scotland's history, composed of timeless stories by those who experienced it first-hand. The contributors range from Tacitus, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Oliver Cromwell to Adam Smith, David Livingstone, and Billy Connolly.
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    Scottish And Proud Of It
    Greig Findlay - Hardback - Summersdale
    Celebrate your roots and explore some of Scotland's most fascinating facts and charming quotes in this miscellany fit for any bonnie lad or lass.
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    Scottish Life And Society: A Compendium Of Scottish Ethnology
    - Paperback - John Donald in association with the European Ethnological Research Centre
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    Farming And Fishing In The Outer Hebrides AD 600-1700: The Udal, North Uist
    D. Serjeantson - Paperback - Highfield
    50 years ago, Iain Crawford began a 40 year programme of excavation on the Udal peninsula, in North Uist, in the Western Isles of Scotland, employing new and innovatory techniques and accumulating a remarkable collection of finds and site records covering a sequence of occupation from the Neolithic to the 17th century. His excavations have acquired mythical status because Crawford only publicised the most spectacular elements, discouraged the visits of other academics and deterred researchers' enquiries. This work comprises an important contribution to Scottish archaeology and social history with clear implications for continuity in the lifestyle of the Western Isles over this period.
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    Glasgow: A History
    Michael Meighan - Hardback - Amberley
    Located on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow was once the second city of the Empire, producing ships, locomotives, cars and heavy engineering for the world. Its docks would see huge numbers of exports. But Glasgow is much more than this; it is a religious centre, with one of Scotland's earliest churches, a centre for the Virginia tobacco trade, a home of designers and architects, inventors and entrepreneurs, artists and industrialists. Michael Meighan tells the story of Glasgow, from its drumlin days in the Ice Age to the growth of the church, its industries, its people and the phenomenal expansion of the Victorian era and the legacy it has left us.
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    Scotland's Global Empire: A Chronicle Of Great Scots
    Jock Gallagher - Paperback - Whittles
    'Scotland's Global Empire' is one journalist's tribute to some of the lesser-known Scots and the staggering number of their contributions to the world.
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    Scottish Independence And The Idea Of Britain: From The Picts To Alexander III
    Dauvit Broun - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    When did Scots first think of Scotland as an independent kingdom? What did they think was Scotland's place in Britain before the age of Wallace and Bruce? The answers argued in this book offer a fresh perspective on the question of Scotland's relationship with Britain. Dauvit Broun challenges the standard concept of the Scots as an ancient nation whose British identity only emerged in the early modern era, but also provides new evidence that the idea of Scotland as an independent kingdom was older than the age of Wallace and Bruce.

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