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A Handbook of Scotland's History
A Handbook of Scotland's History

A Handbook of Scotland's History

The Essential Guide for Browsers, Patriots, Explorers, Genealogists, Tourists, Time Travellers and Quiz Buffs


384 Pages, 5 x 8

Trade Paper, $21.95 (US $21.95) (CA $29.95)

Publication Date: May 2016

ISBN 9781910192337

Rights: US & CA

Saraband (May 2016)

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This is the essential guide to Scottish history. Scotland has more history than you can shake a spurtle at, or a shinty stick, or a sporran—one of the many reasons for the nation's newfound pride in its own glorious past. The richness of our history also explains why visitors find their trips to this land of contradictions so memorable: as stunning as our scenery is, there's plenty of tradition and time capsules aplenty to explore on a rainy day. This handbook offers an inspirational resource for those who want to discover more about this land of Roman and Viking raids, the scene for epic battles, the historic home of the Enlightenment. From geological origins to the momentous Independence Referendum, this is the essential accessible guide to exploring Scotland's history.

Author Biography

Michael Kerrigan is an Edinburgh-based writer, historian, and critic. The author of more than 30 books on history and culture, he has been a long-standing critic for the Scotsman and the London Review of Books and contributed the culture chapter of A Handbook of Scotland's Coasts.