History & Archaeology

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    Black Friday: The Story Of The Eyemouth Disaster
    Peter Aitchison - Paperback - Birlinn
    189 men drowned in a single afternoon in Scotland's worst fishing disaster. It decimated the coastal community of Eyemouth where the effects of Black Friday are felt yet, some 120 years on. This book tells the story of Eyemouth.
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    Balmerino Abbey: A Cistercian Monastery In Fife
    - Paperback - RCAHMS
    Home for over 300 years to a devout order of Cistercian monks, Balmerino Abbey in Fife was ravaged during the Reformation before being converted into a barony. Drawing on the most recent archaeological research, this title tells the fascinating story of Balmerino from its 13th century origins to the present day.
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    Brochs Of Scotland
    J. N. G. Ritchie - Paperback - Shire
    This volume examines some of the best ancient monuments in Britain - the iron age brochs of north & west Scotland. It sets the building of these fortifications into context & looks at some of the theories that have been proposed for their origins.
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    Blood Of Kings: The Stuarts, The Ruthvens And The 'Gowrie Conspiracy'
    J. D. Davies - Hardback - Ian Allan
    This is a story of murder, lust for power and revenge. It reveals startling evidence that links the 'Gowrie Conspiracy' of 1600 to an assassination that changed the course of European history, and considers the possibility that the bloodline of Mary Queen of Scots might have no legitimate right to the throne.
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    Banff Strike Wing At War: A Unique Photographic History 1939-45
    Leslie Taylor - Hardback - Halsgrove
    This title is a photographic history of RAF Banff Strike Wing, 1944-1945, comprising 175 photographs, together with rare documents and other artefacts.
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    The British Confederate: Archibald Campbell, Marquess Of Argyll, C. 1607-1661
    Allan I. Macinnes - Hardback - John Donald
    Allan I. MacInnes reviews Argyll's formative influence in shaping British frontier policy during the period 1607-38 and his radical leadership of the Covenanting Movement in Scotland.
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    Bonnie Prince Charlie: A Life
    Peter Piniński - Hardback - Amberley
    Prince Charles Edward's life is often focused on the 1745 Rising. But this new biography charts his early life and reveals the Polish origin of his astonishing dynamism and brittle psyche. Peter Pininski also vividly relates the story of the prince's only child and heir and three hidden grandchildren.
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    Blood On The Wave: Scottish Sea Battles
    John Sadler - Hardback - Birlinn
    John Sadler embarks on a pilgrimage around Scotland's rugged and stunning coastline to explore the fascinating history that has occurred in its waters. Examining an array of skirmishes from the Wars of Independence to the lurking threat of Second World War U-boats, he has created a unique portrait of the Scottish war at sea.
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    Bare-Arsed Banditti: The Men Of The '45
    Maggie Craig - Paperback - Mainstream
    Who were the men who fought with Bonnie Prince Charlie at Culloden? Maggie Craig tells the dramatic and moving stories of the men who were willing to risk everything for their vision of a better future for themselves, their families and Scotland.
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    Bygone Glasgow
    Ian G. McM Stewart - Hardback - Ian Allan
    This colour album features all aspects of the beautiful city of Glasgow, looking back at days gone by and capturing many long lost scenes.

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