Scotland: A Concise History (Illustrated National Histories)
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Fitzroy MacLean;Magnus Linklater
- Publish Date: 2012-09-10
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âMagnificently illustrated, it is a constant visual delight . . . an admirable introduction to a fascinating subject.â âThe ScotsmanâThe Scots,â said a censorious English member of Parliament in 1607, âhave not suffered above two kings to die in their beds these two hundred years.â He may have exaggerated, but undeniably Scotland has a rough and bloodstained history. Continuously in print for more than forty years and renowned to this day for the authority and wit with which it disentangles the complex threads of Scotlandâs rich history, Fitzroy Macleanâs classic work has been brought up to date with recent events in the path to Scottish independence. Pictures from authentic contemporary sources illuminate the storyâits romantic figures, battles, politics, and religionâand provide a rich visual record of Scotlandâs art, craftsmanship, and intellectual life. 243 illustrations