Scotland: A Concise History

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Thames and Hudson, 1993 - Scotland - 240 pages
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The Scots, said a censorious English member of Parliament in 1607, have not suffered above two kings to die in their beds these two hundred years. He may have exaggerated, but undeniably Scotland has a rough and bloodstained history. It is a complex one too, but Sir Fitzroy Maclean has disentangled the threads, and enlivened his brisk account with both wit and scholarship. Pictures from authentic contemporary sources illuminate his story - its romantic figures and bloody battles, its politics and religion - and provide a rich visual record of Scotland's art, craftsmanship and intellectual life.

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Review: Scotland: A Concise History

User Review  - Amy Jarecki - Goodreads

I'm a novelist and this gives me just enough information so that I can target deeper research in specific eras. Definitely a well used book on my shelf. Read full review

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User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

Good, short, but well-written overview of Scottish history. The title says it all. Read full review

About the author (1993)

Fitzroy Maclean for many years held important posts in the British diplomatic service, armed forces, and government. His books include "Highlanders: A History of the Highland Clans". He died in 1996.

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