A History of Scotland
A history that is equally entertaining and enlightening, illustrating all of the changes of power and intricacies that are necessary to understand the interrelation between England and Scotland and the Highland and Lowland populations. It shows how Duncan (1034-40) emerged from 'the union of the four peoples' as the first king of a united Scotland and provides detailed, reign-by-reign accounts from then on. Above all Professor Mackie reveals how the Scots long pursued an independent line - in religion, law, culture and foreign policy - that helped them keep at bay the Romans, the French and the English.
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Review: A History of ScotlandUser Review - Eddy Allen - Goodreads
"Comprehensive, thoroughly indexed, and full of learning."—The Times Educational Supplement. Read full review
Review: A History of ScotlandUser Review - John - Goodreads
Good in parts. The author had a real turn of phrase when he wanted to and his final chapter had some funny moments. But too often it was bogged down in blow by blow descriptions of religious and academic disputes and stuff about the constitution. Read full review