Scotland: An Autobiography

Scotland: An Autobiography

Author: Rosemary Goring

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781468303124

Category: History

Page: 512

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A vivid, wide-ranging, and engrossing account of Scotland's history, composed of timeless stories by those who experienced it first-hand. Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Oliver Cromwell to Adam Smith, David Livingstone, and Billy Connolly. These include not only historic moments-from Bannockburn to the opening of the new Parliament in 1999-but also testimonies like that of the eight-year-old factory worker who was dangled by his ear out of a third-floor window for making a mistake, the survivors of the 1746 Battle of Culloden, who wished perhaps that they had died on the field, John Logie Baird, inventor of television, and great writers including Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and the editor of Encyclopedia Britannica. From the battlefield to the sports field, this is living, accessible history told by criminals, servants, housewives, poets, journalists, nurses, prisoners, comedians, and many more.

Scotland: An Autobiography
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Rosemary Goring
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-29 - Publisher: Abrams

A vivid, wide-ranging, and engrossing account of Scotland's history, composed of timeless stories by those who experienced it first-hand. Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Oliver Cromwell to Adam Smith, David Livingstone, and Billy Connolly. These include not only historic moments-from Bannockburn to the opening of the
Scotland
Language: en
Pages: 483
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Categories: History
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Language: en
Pages: 512
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Categories: History
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Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Ken Scotland
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-08 - Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

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Scotland's Century
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: Colin Bell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

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