British & Irish History
BIC code: HBC
See also: History & Archaeology
- Scotland: A Short History
- Paperback - Oxford University Press
Harvie, one of Scotland's leading historians and political writers, takes a long view of Scotland, its land, people and culture. The text sweeps from the earliest settlements to the new Parliament of 1999 and beyond.
- Scotland Vs England: Whit Will They Dae Withoot Us?
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
For 300 years, Scotland and England have stood together, united in glorious kinship. This text is full of angry jibes and gentle jokes between the Jocks and the Auld Enemy. It has been updated to cover the 2014 independence debate.
- The Scottish Nationality Test 2014/15: How Scottish Are You?
- Paperback - B&W
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?
- Solway Coast: Britain's Heritage Coast
- Paperback - Amberley
Helen Ivison takes the reader on a fascinating journey along the Solway Coast to explore the history and folklore of oneof Britain's most beautiful and enchanting coastlines.
- Scotland's Hidden Harlots And Heroines
- 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.
- 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.
- Scottish And Proud Of It
- 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.
- Scottish Life And Society: A Compendium Of Scottish Ethnology
- Paperback - John Donald in association with the European Ethnological Research Centre
- Scotland's Global Empire: A Chronicle Of Great Scots
- 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.
- Scottish Independence And The Idea Of Britain: From The Picts To Alexander III
- 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.