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The Real Gorbals Story: True Tales From Glasgow's Meanest Streets
- 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.
Robert Craufurd: Wellington's Wayward Martinet
- 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.
The Royal Stuarts: A Family History Of Triumph, Tragedy And Failure
- 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.
The Real Patriots Of Early Scottish Independence
- 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.
The Road To Independence?: Scotland In The Balance
- 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.
Robert Bruce And The Community Of The Realm Of Scotland
- 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.
Rosemarkie People And Places: A Collection Of Photographs And Memories
- Paperback - Bassman Books
To the outsider, Rosemarkie on the Black Isle's Moray Firth coast may seem no more than just another small village. But this book of history and photographs, from Victorian times to the 1950s, proves that every village has a story to tell.
Records Of The Convention Of Royal Burghs, 1555 1631-1648: 1631-1648
- Hardback - Scottish History Society
Material from conventions of Scottish parliamentary towns sheds fresh light on their activities and actions, from giving judgements in disputes to raising money for building projects.
Republicanism, Sinophilia, And Historical Writing: Thomas Gordon (c.1691-1750) And His 'History Of England'
- Hardback - Brepols
This study sets out to produce a full profile of Thomas Gordon, to investigate his specific and controversial contribution as a political theorist, and finally to present an annotated edition of his unfinished and unpublished (mainly medieval) 'History of England': a highly readable text whose main metanarrative theme is the struggle between 'the Government of Will' and 'the Government of Laws'.
- Paperback - Cambridge University Press
The 'Cambridge County Geographies' were designed to provide a series of concise guides to British regions. This guide to Renfrewshire by Frederick Mort was first published in 1912 and contains numerous illustrative figures as well as a list of the chief towns and villages within the county.