Scottish History for Dummies

Scottish History for Dummies

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Explore the fascinating history of Scotland in an easy-to-read guide

Want to discover how a small country on the edge of Northern Europe packs an almighty historical punch? Scottish History For Dummies is your guide to the story of Scotland and its place within the historical narratives of Britain, Europe and the rest of the world. You'll find out how Scotland rose from the ashes to forge its own destiny, understand the impact of Scottish historical figures such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and David Hume and be introduced to the wonderful world of Celtic religion, architecture and monuments.

History can help us make connections with people and events, and it gives us an understanding of why the world is like it is today. Scottish History For Dummies pulls back the curtain on how the story of Scotland has shaped the world far beyond its borders. From its turbulent past to the present day, this informative guide sheds a new and timely light on the story of Scotland and its people.

Dig into a wealth of fascinating facts on the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages Get to know how Scotland was built into an industrial economy by inventors, explorers and missionaries Discover the impact of the world wars on Scotland and how the country has responded to challenges created by them Find up-to-the-minute information on Scotland's referendum on independence

If you're a lifelong learner looking for a fun, factual exploration of the grand scope of Scotland or a traveler wanting to make the most of your trip to this captivating country, Scottish History For Dummies has you covered.

Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2014
ISBN: 9781118676158
1118676157
Branch Call Number: 941.1 KNO
Characteristics: 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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Feb 18, 2017

Not as humorous as its Irish counterpart. But that should come as no surprise. Some major topics not covered: the Flight of the Earls, history of Clans such as Campbell, MacLeod, and Kennedy to name a few. Little info on the Scots who emigrated to Ireland in the 17th century.
This book maintains that after the Battle of Culloden, Prince Charles headed to his beloved France. In other historical treatments, he did so on the sly. Only a few people knew of his whereabouts, including the lady (no surprise there) that gave him asylum.

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