History & Archaeology

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    The Real Gorbals Story: True Tales From Glasgow's Meanest Streets
    Colin MacFarlane - Paperback - Mainstream
    Colin MacFarlane witnessed the last days of the old Gorbals as a major regeneration programme began in 1961, and, as a street boy, he had an insight into a community in rapid decline. In this book, he reveals what it was like to live in the old Gorbals.
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    Robert Craufurd: Wellington's Wayward Martinet
    Ian Fletcher - Hardback - Pen & Sword Military
    To most students of the Peninsular War the name Robert Craufurd usually evokes images of a battle-hardened martinet, flogging his men across Portugal and Spain, driving them hard. However, it is only half of the picture of this most complex character and it is the other half that has never before been revealed.
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    The Royal Stuarts: A Family History Of Triumph, Tragedy And Failure
    Allan Massie - Paperback - Pimlico
    Drawing on the accounts of historians past & present as well as the representation of the Stuarts in novels & plays, Allan Massie gets beyond the stereotypes & presents a nuanced history of a remarkable family. He tells the story of an influential but often ill-fated dynasty, a bloody & tragic story full of drama & incident.
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    Rock Lighthouses Of Britain
    Christopher P. Nicholson - Paperback - Whittles
    In this book Chris Nicholson traces the construction and history of a number of rock lighthouses and the dramatic and often heroic happenings associated with them.
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    Remembering The Past In Nineteenth-Century Scotland: Commemoration, Nationality And Memory
    James Coleman - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    At a time when the union between Scotland and England is once again under the spotlight, James Coleman shows how Scotland's national heroes were once remembered as champions of both Scottish and British patriotism.
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    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.
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    Robert The Bruce: King Of Scots
    Ronald McNair Scott - Paperback - Canongate
    Robert the Bruce is one of the great heroic figures of history. Scott uses the accounts of contemporary chroniclers, particularly those of John Barbour, to reconstruct the story of this remarkable medieval king.
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    The Real Patriots Of Early Scottish Independence
    Alan Young - Paperback - John Donald
    The Battle of Bannockburn gave Scotland a great hero in Robert the Bruce, yet it also deprived the nation of three other worthy 'patriot heroes'. This book tells the intriguing story of three members of the Comyn family who have been deprived of their rightful place in Scottish tradition because of Bruce's success.
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    The Road To Independence?: Scotland In The Balance
    Murray Pittock - Paperback - Reaktion Books
    In 'The Road to Independence?' Murray Pittock not only gives an account of modern Scottish nationalism, but also explains what Scotland's role in Britain has been historically, and why it has changed radically in the last 50 years where the debate about independence has come to the fore.
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    Robert Bruce And The Community Of The Realm Of Scotland
    G. W. S. Barrow - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    The central theme of this book is the interplay and tension between Bruce and the concept of a Scottish nation, of which Bruce aspired to be leader. This edition takes account of the work and evidence of the last 20 years.

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