The New Penguin History of Scotland
A must-have for any student of Scottish history. From prehistoric
times through the present, each chapter is written by an
expert in the field.
Scotland: The Story of a Nation
by Magnus Magnusson
An engaging, lively history of Scotland - heavy on the
swashbuckling. A great read.
Scotland : An Intimate Portrait
by Geddes MacGregor
Mr. MacGregor sheds light on the origin of Scotland's
cultural distinctions - kilts, bagpipes, etc., in the
context of the history of Scotland. A lovely book.
Medieval Scotland (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)
By A.D.M. Barrell
Covers early medieval Scotland through the 16th century.
Celebrates the Scots' achievement of a cohesive nationhood,
against high odds, when the Irish and Welsh failed to unify
Burgess, Merchant and Priest: The Medieval Scottish Town
By Derek Hall
Hall is an urban archeologist and puts his narrative skills
to work in this fascinating story of the bustling, vigorous
Scottish towns, including Edinburgh, Glasglow, Perth,
and more. Find out how urban Scots lived in the middle
The Stuarts (A Royal History of England)
Edited by Antonia Fraser
The Stuarts reigned over Scotland and England from 1603
through 1714. There is an error in the book's description
- James VI's mother was Mary, Queen of Scots, not Margaret
The People with No Name: Ireland's Ulster Scots, America's Scots
Irish, and the Creation of a British Atlantic World, 1689-1764
By Patrick Griffin
From Scotland to Ireland to America, the Presbyterians fled
persecution and economic failure.
Damn Rebel Bitches
By Maggie Craig
What a title! Entertaining history of women active during
the '45 rising (Flora MacDonald wasn't the only one!). Recommended.
The Highland Scots of North Carolina 1732 - 1776
The Highland diaspora began later than the Lowland,
during the Jacobite era. This history begins with their
lives in the Highlands and follows their emigration to North
Carolina. Fascinating reading, especially if you contrast
their views with the Scotch-Irish.
The Road to Home Rule
By Christopher Harvie and Peter Jones
Well-illustrated history of 20th century Scotland's rising
nationalism. Fascinating, readable, a fabulous portrait
of a nation that couldn't die.
How the Scots Invented the Modern World:...
By Arthur Herman
This book is a best-seller and no wonder - talk about
"ego feed" for anyone with Scots blood. Still,
who can resist? And, of course, it's all true!
From the flap: "Who formed the first modern nation?
Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market
capitalism? The Scots."
Heritage of Scotland : A Cultural History of Scotland and Its People
Beautifully illustrated, engagingly written, each chapter
focuses on a different aspect of Scottish culture and