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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 43 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book One Week in April: The Scottish Radical Rising of 1820 by Maggie Craig
    One Week in April: The Scottish Radical Rising of 1820 - by Maggie Craig

    £20.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781780276328 | ISBN 10: 178027632x

    In April 1820, a series of dramatic events exploded around Glasgow, central Scotland and Ayrshire. Demanding political reform and better living and working conditions, 60,000 weavers and other workers went on strike. Revolution was in the air.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Radical Scotland: Uncovering Scotland by Kenny MacAskill
    Radical Scotland: Uncovering Scotland - by Kenny MacAskill

    £20.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781785905704 | ISBN 10: 1785905708

    ‘I have devoted myself to the cause of the people. It is a good cause – it shall ultimately prevail – it shall finally triumph.’ Thomas Muir   The Political Martyrs memorial in Edinburgh looms large on the city’s skyline but its his ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Scottish Clearances: A History of the Dispossessed, 1600-1900 by T. M. Devine
    The Scottish Clearances: A History of the Dispossessed, 1600-1900 - by T. M. Devine

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780141985930 | ISBN 10: 0141985933

    Eighteenth-century Scotland is famed for generating many of the enlightened ideas which helped to shape the modern world. But there was in the same period another side to the history of the nation. Many of Scotland's people were subjected to coercive ... more

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  • Cover image of book A People
    A People's History of Scotland - by Chris Bambery

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786637871 | ISBN 10: 1786637871

    A People’s History of Scotland looks beyond the kings and queens, the battles and bloody defeats of the past. It captures the history that matters today, stories of freedom fighters, suffragettes, the workers of Red Clydeside, and the hardship and ... more

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  • Cover image of book When The Clyde Ran Red: A Social History of Red Clydeside by Maggie Craig
    When The Clyde Ran Red: A Social History of Red Clydeside - by Maggie Craig

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781780275062 | ISBN 10: 1780275064

    When the Clyde Ran Red paints a vivid picture of the heady days when revolution was in the air on Clydeside. Through the bitter strike at the huge Singer Sewing machine plant in Clydebank in 1911, Bloody Friday in Glasgow’s George Square in 1919, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Problem Here: Racism in Scotland by Neil Davidson, Minna Liinpaa, Maureen McBride and Satnam Virdee (Editors)
    No Problem Here: Racism in Scotland - by Neil Davidson, Minna Liinpaa, Maureen McBride and Satnam Virdee (Editors)

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781912147304 | ISBN 10: 1912147300

    Does Scotland have a problem with racism?  With its 'civic nationalism' and 'welcoming' attitude towards migrants and refugees, Scotland is understood to be relatively free of structural and institutional racism. As the contributors to this b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Glasgow: The Autobiography by Alan Taylor
    Glasgow: The Autobiography - by Alan Taylor

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780274812 | ISBN 10: 1780274815

    Glasgow: The Autobiography tells the story of the fabled, former Second City of the British Empire from its origins as a bucolic village on the rivers Kelvin and Clyde, through the Industrial Revolution to the dawning of the second millennium.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love of Country: A Hebridean Journey by Madeleine Bunting
    Love of Country: A Hebridean Journey - by Madeleine Bunting

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781847085184 | ISBN 10: 1847085180

    The Hebrides hold a remarkable place in the imaginations of Scotland and England. On the outer edge of the British Isles and facing the Atlantic Ocean, these iconic islands form part of Europe's boundary. Because of their unique position, they have b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Scotland the Bold by Gerry Hassan
    Scotland the Bold - by Gerry Hassan

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781911332046 | ISBN 10: 191133204x

    How our nation has changed and why there's no going back.   Scotland has changed fundamentally. This story has become a familiar one, but have we yet understood its full meaning and the resulting consequences? What kind of choices do we fac ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Scottish Labour Party: History, Institutions and Ideas by Gerry Hassan
    The Scottish Labour Party: History, Institutions and Ideas - by Gerry Hassan

    £26.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780748617845 | ISBN 10: 0748617841

    Scottish Labour has been the dominant political party in Scotland for over 40 years. Yet this is the first book to consider the contemporary party, analysing it in the context of Scottish politics, Scotland, and the UK, as well as drawing on internat ... more

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  • Cover image of book St Kilda: The Last and Outmost Isle by Angela Gannon and George Geddes
    St Kilda: The Last and Outmost Isle - by Angela Gannon and George Geddes

    £16.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781849172257 | ISBN 10: 1849172250

    Archaeologists Angela Gannon and George Geddes spent over 9 months living and working on St Kilda, and have been part of a team which has been researching its remarkable history for more than a decade. In this new book they turn the popular percepti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Scotland and the Easter Rising: Fresh Perspectives on 1916 by Willy Maley and Kirsty Lusk (Editors)
    Scotland and the Easter Rising: Fresh Perspectives on 1916 - by Willy Maley and Kirsty Lusk (Editors)

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910745366 | ISBN 10: 1910745367

    The story of the Rising is still being told, and in these pages the reader will find much to ponder, much to discuss, and much to disagree with. From the Introduction by Kirsty Lusk and Willy Maley. On Easter Monday 1916, leaders of a rebellion a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Communist Women in Scotland by Neil Rafeek
    Communist Women in Scotland - by Neil Rafeek

    £25.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780760414 | ISBN 10: 1780760418

    During the first half of the twentieth century Glasgow was witness to an unparalleled wave of working class protest and political agitation. The protestors challenged the capitalist social order and also, on occasion, the state itself. What was the l ... more

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  • Cover image of book Project Fear: How an Unlikely Alliance Left a Kingdom United But a Country Divided by Joe Pike
    Project Fear: How an Unlikely Alliance Left a Kingdom United But a Country Divided - by Joe Pike

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781849549318 | ISBN 10: 1849549311

    It was a unique and bizarre moment in British political history: the three main Westminster parties working together to prevent the break-up of the United Kingdom. Yet despite sustaining a defeat that caused the resignation of Scotlands longest-serv ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Never Knew That About the Scottish by Christopher Winn
    I Never Knew That About the Scottish - by Christopher Winn

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780091960247 | ISBN 10: 009196024x

    In this captivating book bestselling author Christopher Winn turns his attention to the Scottish people, taking us on an eye-opening journey around their homeland, discovering en route the intriguing and surprising ways the places and their history c ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Poor Had No Lawyers: Who Owns Scotland and How They Got it by Andy Wightman
    The Poor Had No Lawyers: Who Owns Scotland and How They Got it - by Andy Wightman

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780273105 | ISBN 10: 178027310x

    Who owns Scotland? How did they get it? What happened to all the common land in Scotland? Has the Scottish Parliament made any difference? Can we get our common good land back? In The Poor Had No Lawyers, Andy Wightman, author of Who Owns Scotla ... more

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  • Cover image of book Set in Stone: The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland by Alan McKirdy
    Set in Stone: The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland - by Alan McKirdy

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780271514 | ISBN 10: 1780271514

    The land that was to become Scotland has travelled across the globe over the last 3,000 million years from close to the South Pole to its current position. During these travels, there were many continental collisions, creating mountain belts as hig ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Place of Failure: Making it Yes Next Time ... Soon by Jim Sillars
    In Place of Failure: Making it Yes Next Time ... Soon - by Jim Sillars

    £7.95   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781908251510 | ISBN 10: 1908251514

    The referendum is over, but Scotlands underlying social and economic problems remain, as they have since its brutal deindustrialisation under Thatcher. Jim Sillars sets out the arguments for a second referendum and for an urgent resolution, as the V ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dream Shall Never Die: 100 Days That Changed Scotland Forever by Alex Salmond
    The Dream Shall Never Die: 100 Days That Changed Scotland Forever - by Alex Salmond

    £12.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780008139766 | ISBN 10: 0008139768

    Alex Salmond has been a passionate supporter of Scottish independence his whole life. In September 2014, he came close to realising that dream.   In a riveting daily diary, written with his trademark wit and charm, Salmond takes us into the he ... more

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  • Cover image of book Scotland: The Autobiography: 2,000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw it Happen by Rosemary Goring (Editor)
    Scotland: The Autobiography: 2,000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw it Happen - by Rosemary Goring (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241969168 | ISBN 10: 0241969166

    A vivid, wide-ranging and engrossing account of Scotland's history, composed of eye-witness accounts by those who experienced it first-hand.   Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary Queen of Scots and Oliver Cromwell to Adam Smith, David Livin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Restless Land: A Radical Journey Through Scotland by Alan McCombes and Roz Paterson
    Restless Land: A Radical Journey Through Scotland - by Alan McCombes and Roz Paterson

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780992898311 | ISBN 10: 0992898315

    As Scotland stands poised to make a decision that will have ramifications for centuries to come, Restless Land unravels the tangled tale of the centuries gone before. Unlike many history books, it looks beyond the kings and queens, the aristocr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Road to Independence: Scotland in the Balance by Murray Pittock, with a Foreword by Alex Salmond
    The Road to Independence: Scotland in the Balance - by Murray Pittock, with a Foreword by Alex Salmond

    £14.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780232874 | ISBN 10: 178023287x

    Is the United Kingdom really as united as its name might suggest? For many people in the UK, increasing nationalism in Scotland raises serious questions about what the UK is, and where its future lies. In The Road to Independence?, now available in a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Battle for Scotland by Andrew Marr
    The Battle for Scotland - by Andrew Marr

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780241967935 | ISBN 10: 0241967937

    Scots have tried unfamiliar political tactics as they struggle with the dilemma of being a minority inside a centralised state and their experience is now being studied by opposition leaders in England. Yet for many Scots, their own political history ... more

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  • Cover image of book Megrahi: You are My Jury - The Lockerbie Evidence by John Ashton
    Megrahi: You are My Jury - The Lockerbie Evidence - by John Ashton

    £14.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780270159 | ISBN 10: 1780270151

    Megrahi finally speaks in his own defence.  The evidence concerns a tiny fragment of electronic printed circuit board (PCB), which was allegedly from the Lockerbie bombs timer. The judges at Mr Megrahis trial accepted that it was identi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Life and Death of St. Kilda: The Moving Story of a Vanished Island Community by Tom Steel
    The Life and Death of St. Kilda: The Moving Story of a Vanished Island Community - by Tom Steel

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780007438006 | ISBN 10: 0007438001

    The extraordinary story of the UKs most gruelling and spectacularly beautiful islands. Tom Steels acclaimed portrait of the St Kildans lives is now updated in this reissued edition.  Situated at the westernmost point of the United King ... more

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  • Cover image of book On The Crofters
    On The Crofters's Trail - by David Craig

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781841588018 | ISBN 10: 1841588016

    In the Clearances of the 19th century, crofts - once the mainstay of Highland life in Scotland - were swept away as the land was put over to sheep grazing. Many of the people of the Highlands and islands of Scotland were forced from their homes by la ... more

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  • Cover image of book Peatbogs, Plague and Potatoes: How Climate Change and Geology Shaped Scotland
    Peatbogs, Plague and Potatoes: How Climate Change and Geology Shaped Scotland's History - by Emma Wood

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906307370 | ISBN 10: 1906307377

    The environment is not a neutral background to human struggles for power and profit. Scotland's past is affected by these non-human factors as much as anything that man has done. The dramatic environmental consequences of volcanic eruptions, floods o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Homage to Caledonia: Scotland and the Spanish Civil War by Daniel Gray
    Homage to Caledonia: Scotland and the Spanish Civil War - by Daniel Gray

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906817169 | ISBN 10: 1906817162

    The Spanish civil war was a call to arms for 2,300 British volunteers, of which over 500 were from Scotland. The first book of its kind, Homage to Caledonia examines Scotlands role in the conflict, detailing exactly why Scottish involvement was so p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Clydeside: Red, Orange and Green by Ian R. Mitchell
    Clydeside: Red, Orange and Green - by Ian R. Mitchell

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906307707 | ISBN 10: 1906307709

    Ian R. Mitchell takes you on a journey along the River Clyde and shows it's not just about the remnants of shipbuilding, relating stories of conflicts, people and communities.  The river rolls from Lanarkshire, once renowned for its coal and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America by James Webb
    Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America - by James Webb

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781845964979 | ISBN 10: 1845964977

    More than 27 million Americans today can trace their lineage to the Scots, whose bloodline was stained by centuries of continuous warfare along the border between England and Scotland, and later in the bitter settlements of Englands Ulster Plantatio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Scotland: A Very Short Introduction by Rab Houston
    Scotland: A Very Short Introduction - by Rab Houston

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199230792 | ISBN 10: 019923079x

    Since Devolution in 1999 Scotland has become a focus of intense interest both within Britain and throughout the wider world.   In this Very Short Introduction, Rab Houston explores how an independent Scottish nation emerged in the Middle Ages ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Drove Roads of Scotland by A. R. B. Haldane
    The Drove Roads of Scotland - by A. R. B. Haldane

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781841586953 | ISBN 10: 1841586951

    One of the great classics of Scottish history,The Drove Roads of Scotland interweaves, folklore, social comment, commerce and farming in a fascinating account of Scotland's droving trade and the routes by which cattle and sheep were brought from ever ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Vatersay Raiders by Ben Buxton
    The Vatersay Raiders - by Ben Buxton

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781841585536 | ISBN 10: 184158553x

    All they wanted was land: land for crofting and land on which to build a house. In 1908, ten desperate men from the islands of Barra and Mingulay in the Western Isles were imprisoned for refusing to leave the island of Vatersay which they had raided, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Collins Guide to Scots Kith and Kin: A Guide to the Clans and Surnames of Scotland by Clan House of Edinburgh
    Collins Guide to Scots Kith and Kin: A Guide to the Clans and Surnames of Scotland - by Clan House of Edinburgh

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780007273287 | ISBN 10: 0007273282

    Scots Kith and Kin is a compact and comprehensive guide to over 4,000 Scottish family names and their clan affiliations. Whether you are a Highlander curious in your local heritage or a second generation Scot living abroad and piecing together your o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Flowers of the Forest: Scotland and the First World War by Trevor Royle
    The Flowers of the Forest: Scotland and the First World War - by Trevor Royle

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781843410409 | ISBN 10: 1843410400

    On the brink of the First World War, Scotland was regarded throughout the British Isles as the workshop of the Empire. Not only were Clyde-built ships known the world over, Scotland produced half of Britains total production of railway equipment, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Real Gorbals Story: True Tales from Glasgow
    The Real Gorbals Story: True Tales from Glasgow's Meanest Streets - by Colin Macfarlane

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781845962074 | ISBN 10: 1845962079

    Colin MacFarlane was born in the Gorbals in the 1950s, 20 years after the publication of No Mean City, the classic novel about pre-war life in what was once Glasgows most deprived district. He lived in the same street as its fictional razor king, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Custom and Conflict in The Land of the Gael: Ballachulish, 1900-1910 by Neville Kirk
    Custom and Conflict in The Land of the Gael: Ballachulish, 1900-1910 - by Neville Kirk

    £15.95   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780850365702 | ISBN 10: 0850365708

    (We are not likely to keep this book in general stock due to the price, but it can be ordered on request, takes about 7-10 days)   Between 1902 and 1905 the Scottish community of Ballachulish, near Glencoe, was shaken to its foundations by pro ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Highlands by Calum I. Maclean
    The Highlands - by Calum I. Maclean

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781845960148 | ISBN 10: 1845960149

    In a new edition of this classic book, introduced by the world-renowned Gaelic poet Sorley Maclean, the late Calum I. Maclean, a Gaelic-speaking Highlander, interprets the traditional background, culture and ways of life of his native country. Calum' ... more

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  • Cover image of book Island On The Edge Of The World; The Story of St Kilda by Charles MacLean
    Island On The Edge Of The World; The Story of St Kilda - by Charles MacLean

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781841957555 | ISBN 10: 1841957550

    For more than 2000 years the people of St Kilda remained remote from the world. Its society was viable, even utopian; but in the nineteenth century the island was discovered by missionaries, do-gooders and tourists, who brought money, disease and dep ... more

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  • Cover image of book Roots of Stone: The Story of Those Who Came Before by Hugh G. Allison
    Roots of Stone: The Story of Those Who Came Before - by Hugh G. Allison

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781845961299 | ISBN 10: 1845961293

    Roots of Stone is a passionate tapestry, weaving the story of Scotland with the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people. This fascinating sweep over two thousand years of Scotland's past blends with a true family story stretching back over these s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Curious Scotland: Tales From a Hidden History by Rosie George
    Curious Scotland: Tales From a Hidden History - by Rosie George

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781862077881 | ISBN 10: 1862077886

    In Curious Scotland, George Rosie unearths and illuminates many neglected aspects of Scottish history in a rich collection of episodes that ranges from the Picts to the Indian tribes of North America.  What became of the sons of Robert Burns? Ho ... more

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  • Cover image of book Scotland: The Story of a Nation by Magnus Magnusson
    Scotland: The Story of a Nation - by Magnus Magnusson

    £16.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780006531913 | ISBN 10: 0006531911

    Magnus Magnusson's timely and vivid look at Scotland's long and difficult road to nationhood takes as its starting-point Sir Walter Scott's Tales of a Grandfather, which has moulded the views of generations of Scottish schoolchildren since its first ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Highland Clearances by John Prebble
    The Highland Clearances - by John Prebble

    £12.99   paperback   (1969) - ISBN 13: 9780140028379 | ISBN 10: 0140028374

    In the terrible aftermath of Culloden, the Highlanders suffered at the hands of their own clan chiefs... Following his magnificent reconstruction of the moorland battle in Culloden, John Prebble recounts how the Highlanders were deserted then betray ... more

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