British & Irish History
BIC code: HBC
See also: History & Archaeology
- 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.
- Add to BasketScotland The Brief: A Short History Of A Nation
- Paperback - Argyll
Scotland's history is a subject of endless fascination. Christopher Harvie gives a brief outline for the beginner. The role of the Kirk, the affairs of kings and queens and would-be monarchs are covered. Then Scotland's effort to expand her economy through the Darien Scheme which lead to the Union with England is detailed.
- Add to BasketScotland's Lost Gardens: From The Garden Of Eden To The Stewart Palaces
- Hardback - RCAHMS
Marilyn Brown rediscovers discovers the fasinating stories of the nation's vanished historic gardens. Drawing on vastly varied archive material, a remarkable picture emerges of centuries of lost landscapes, from the monastic gardens of St Columba on the Isle of Iona, to the royal refuges of Mary Queen of Scots.
- Add to BasketScotland: Mapping The Nation
- Paperback - Birlinn
Whilst documents and other written material are obvious resources that help shape our view of the past, maps too can say much about a nation's history. This book takes maps seriously as a form of history, from the earliest representations of Scotland by Ptolemy in the second century AD to the most recent form of Scotland's mapping and geographical representation in GIS, satellite imagery and SATNAV.
- Add to BasketShort Scottish Prose Chronicles
- Hardback - Boydell
In this work, the editors build their own version of medieval events based on Scotland's foundation myths. They thus present an alternative and distinctly 'Scottish' view of 'history'.
- Add to BasketThe Scottish Nationality Test: How Scottish Are You?
- Hardback - Black & White
At a time when Scotland is once again considering life as an independent nation, this book is essential reading for any citizen or visitor with a sense of humour. So, how Scottish are you?
- Add to BasketScotland's Heritage: A Photographic Journey
- Paperback - Whittles
Scotland's Heritage is a unique book. It combines John Hannavy's stunning and original photography of Scotland with an engaging narrative on the country's evolution from 4000 BC to the present day.
- Add to BasketSandison's Scotland: A Scottish Journey
- Paperback - Black & White
'Sandison's Scotland' is a wonderful collection of stories and tales about some of Scotland's most wild and evocative places, all written by a man who is clearly in love with his native land, its people, culture and history. It is a book for all times and seasons.
- Add to BasketScotland: A Concise History
- Paperback - Thames & Hudson
This new edition of the classic history of Scotland explores the nation's history through the context of modern Scottish identity.
- Paperback - Luath
This is the concise history of Scotland in the form of a graphic novel. Both witty and informative, the book covers everything from the dinosaurs to David Cameron, with a plethora of battles, conspiracies, poets and politicians in between.