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  • Cover scan of Kings, Lords And Men In Scotland And Britain, 1300-1625
    Kings, Lords And Men In Scotland And Britain, 1300-1625: Essays In Honour Of Jenny Wormald
    - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    Late medieval and early modern Scottish history has seen much recent work on 'kingship' and 'lordship', but the 15th and 16th centuries are usually studied separately. This collection brings them together in tribute to Jenny Wormald, one of the few scholars to bridge this divide.
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    Paisley Through Time
    Brian McGuire - Paperback - Amberley
    This selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Paisley has changed and developed over the last century.
  • Cover scan of Robert The Bruce
    Robert The Bruce: King Of The Scots
    Michael A. Penman - Hardback - Yale University Press
    Robert the Bruce (1274-1329) was the famous unifier of Scotland and defeater of the English at Bannockburn - the legendary hero responsible for Scottish independence. Michael Penman retells the story of Robert's rise - his part in William Wallace's revolt against Edward I, his seizing of the Scottish throne after murdering his great rival John Comyn, his excommunication, and devastating battles against an enemy Scottish coalition - climaxing in his victory over Edward II's forces in June 1314. He then draws attention to the second part of the king's life after the victory that made his name.
  • Cover scan of The Scottish Highlands

    The Scottish Highlands: A Cultural History
    Andrew Beattie - Paperback - Signal Books
    The Scottish Highlands form the highest mountains in the British Isles, a broad arc of rocky peaks and deep glens stretching from the outskirts of Glasgow, Perth and Aberdeen to the remote and storm-lashed Cape Wrath in Scotland's far northwest. Andrew Beattie explores the turbulent past and vibrant present of this landscape, where the legacy of events - from the first Celtic settlements to the Second World War and from the construction of military roads to mining for lead, slate and gold - have all left their mark.
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    The Scottish Nationality Test 2014/15: How Scottish Are You?
    Cameron McPhail - 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?
  • Cover scan of The Trials Of Lady Jane Douglas
    The Trials Of Lady Jane Douglas: The Scandal That Divided 18th Century Britain
    Karl Sabbagh - Hardback - Skyscraper
    This title looks at the mystery of Lady Jane Douglas, sister of the richest man in Scotland, did she give birth to twins in Paris in 1748, or did she buy them from French peasants?
  • Cover scan of A People's History Of Scotland
    A People's History Of Scotland
    Chris Bambery - Paperback - Verso
    In September 2014, the people of Scotland will decide whether - after 407 years of British rule - they want to be an independent country. Chris Bambery, a leading figure in the Scottish Independence campaign, seizes the opportunity to delve into the real and oft-forgotten history of Scotland. 'A People's History of Scotland' is a corrective to the usual history of kings and queens, victorious battles and bloody defeats. Rather it tells the story that matters today - the story of freedom fighters, suffragettes, the workers of Red Clydesdale who fought for their rights, and the contemporary struggle for independence. It looks at the struggles for nationhood as well as for a socialist future, while also charting the lives of Scots who changed the world: from the real Macbeth, to the father of modern capitalism, Adam Smith, as well as campaigner Mary Brooksbank.
  • Cover scan of Coast To Coast In The 1920s
    Coast To Coast In The 1920s: A Tour From St. Bees Head To Robin Hood's Bay In Old Photographs
    Neil Honeyman - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    192 miles from West Cumbria to North Yorkshire, the Coast to Coast Walk was first described by Wainwright in 1973. This book, by postcard collector Neil Honeyman, came about when he did the walk in memory of his late father who completed it in 2006 at the age of 83. Rather than write just another guide to the route, Neil has adopted the slightly weird approach of describing the walk as it might have been in the 1920s and illustrating it with contemporary postcards that could have been bought along the route.
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    Cramlington: Its Past And Its People
    Barry Stewart - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    Mainly dealing with the last 140 years and with special emphasis on mining and social history, this is an illustrated history aimed at the general reader with a bit of everything but above all a focus on the people of the town.
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    Liverpool Tramways
    Richard Buckley - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This illustrated history shows the development of the city's tramways from horse-drawn vehicles to the early 1930s. Many of the images in the book are of the city centre but also included are locations such as Waterloo, Great Crosby, Fazakerly, Bootle and Woolton. Also included are an outline fleet list and system maps.

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