History & Archaeology

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    Bannockburn: Scotland's Greatest Battle For Independence
    Angus Konstam - Paperback - Aurum Press
    This title, published to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the battle, draws on the latest scholarship and archaeological evidence to provide a fast-paced, highly readable and clear narrative of this important story. It also explores the modern legacy of the battle, as politicians delve into the past in order to support their vision of the future.
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    Bloody Scotland
    Malcolm Archibald - Paperback - Black & White Publishing
    In the 19th century Scotland was depicted as a land of misty glens, engineering innovation and inventive genius. But Scotland was also the home of brutal murder, terrifying riots, child cruelty, bank robbery and acid attack. Women as well as men were capable of horrendous acts, and crime could strike anywhere: at home, on the road and even at sea. From the Borders to the Northern Isles, crime was never far away. Edinburgh, with its reputation for polite decorum, was also the scene of poisoning and savagery; the dark streets of industrial Glasgow and Dundee harboured thieves and muggers, while the villages of coast and country hid wild men and vicious women. This book exposes some of the crimes, remembered and forgotten, that rocked the Scotland of our ancestors.
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    The Battle Of Bannockburn, 1314
    Leonard James - Paperback - Bretwalda
    A guidebook to the historic Battle of Bannockburn, the great triumph by Robert Bruce over Edward II of England that won independence for Scotland. The book is being released to mark the 700th anniversary of the battle and to coincide with the Scottish referendum on independence.
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    Best Of Scotland
    John Macleod - Hardback - Birlinn
    From bagpipes, haggis, whisky and the midge to The Falkirk Wheel, John Knox, Loch Lomond and Dolly the Sheep, this book is a fascinating celebration of Scotland that will appeal to visitors and locals alike.
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    The British Nationality Test: How British Are You?
    Cameron McPhail - Paperback - Black & White Publishing
    The deadpan but hilarious 'British Nationality Test' marks a truly new direction for the genre and is well removed from those insipid and often rather base joke books. Fast forward to the time when global warming has kicked in and Britain has been transformed into a Mediterranean paradise. Faced with waves of immigration, the government is forced to bring in a challenging nationalality test in an attempt to stem the human tide of aspiring citizens. The twist is that this is a test with a difference. Out goes Latin and biology and in comes the likes of gender studies and sports studies, with hilarious results.
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    Bludie Harlaw: Realities, Myths, Ballads
    Ian A. Olson - Hardback - John Donald
    This title brings together records in Scots, Latin, Gaelic and English to describe the lead-up to and conduct of the Battle of Harlaw.
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    Bannockburn: The Battle For A Nation
    Alistair Moffat - Hardback - Birlinn
    Best-selling author Alistair Moffat offers fresh insights into one of the most famous battles in history. As 8000 Scottish solders, most of them spearmen, faced 18,000 English infantrymen, archers and mounted knights on the morning of Sunday 23 June 1314, many would have thought that the result waS a foregone conclusion. But after two days' fighting, the English were routed. Edward II fled to Dunbar and took ship for home, and only one English unit escaped from Scotland intact. The emphatic defeat of the much larger English force was the moment that enabled Scotland to remain independent and pursue a different destiny. This book follows the events of those two days that changed history.
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    Bannockburn: Scotland's Greatest Victory
    Peter Reese - Paperback - Canongate
    This volume takes a foray into Scottish history, looking at the Battle of Bannockburn, at which Robert the Bruce's army vanquished Edward I. It begins with the military clashes during the initial stages of the Wars of Independence.
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    Blood On The Thistle: The Heartbreaking Story Of The Cranston Family And Their Remarkable Sacrifice In The Great War
    Stuart Pearson - Hardback - John Blake
    'Blood on the Thistle' is the examination of the life and times of a remarkable Scottish family, the Cranstons of Haddington, East Lothian. It focuses on a period from about 1880, when the young, hard-working parents, Alec and Lizzy Cranston, arrived in Haddington, through to 1920, when the family they had produced had been torn apart by the effects of the Great War and broke up as its surviving members pursued seperate lives around the globe.
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    Bannockburn: The Triumph Of Robert The Bruce
    David Cornell - Paperback - Yale University Press
    Cornell sets the iconic battle in political and military context and focuses new attention on the roles of Robert and Edward in the events leading to the build-up of their armies. He reassesses both the crucial mêlée fought on the second day and the casualties suffered by the English.

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