Scotland the How?

Scotland the How? : The Hows and Whys of Scottish History

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How much do you know about Scottish history?

We all know bits of it. This book by the authors of Scottish History: Strange but True sets out to show how these 'bits' fit together - how the characters and events of Scottish history made the country of Scotland.

We do not ponder 'WHY?' we demand 'HOW?'

How was Scotland founded by refugees?

How did the Vikings make Scotland happen?

How did King David save Scotland AND give it away?

How did Robert the Bruce forget Scottish history?

How did a King of Scots declare war on Scotland?

How did the Jacobites win every round, yet get smashed in the final - twice?

How did Scotland embrace kilts and tartan after it banned them?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 372g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1803990457
  • 9781803990453
  • 1,374,563

Review quote

"Very entertaining and full of interesting historical nuggets" * Scottish Field magazine *
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About John and Noreen Hamilton

JOHN & NOREEN HAMILTON have been working together as 'Heritage Stories' since 2002. They are both professional storytellers registered with the Scottish Storytelling Forum. They research historical sites and themes and present the stories in an accessible and entertaining format to a wide range of audiences. They have worked for all the main heritage organisations in Scotland, and Noreen studied Scottish History at university. Their first book for The History Press, Scottish History: Strange but True, was published in 2018. They live in Peebles.
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