A Traveller's History of Scotland

A Traveller's History of Scotland

by Andrew Fisher (Author)


Scotland and all things Scottish, have recently experienced a revival of interest resulting in many more visitors to its ancient cities and beautiful wild countryside. The broad sweep of Scotland's story, both past and present, is chronicled by one of the country's best historians. Andrew Fisher begins when Scotland was a land of romantic kingdoms and saints, gradually overtaken by more pragmatic struggles for power. Centuries of bloody strife lead up to the turbulent years of Mary Queen of Scots, the Calvinistic legacy of John Knox, and the bitterness of the final defeat. The dreams of the Jacobites are contrasted with the cruel reality of the end of the Stewarts and the Act of Union with England. The final chapter is Devolution, the setting up of the first Scottish parliament since 1707 and the symbolic return of the Stone of Destiny marking a new era for Scotland.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Published: 11 Jul 2002

ISBN 10: 030436441X
ISBN 13: 9780304364411
Book Overview: A Traveller's History of Scotland is now in its fourth edition In 2000 nearly 21 million tourists took overnight trips in Scotland Fully revised and updated An essential title for tourist outlets and museum shops Over 650,000 copies of this series sold internationally.'Ideal before-you-go reading' - The Daily Telegraph 'I have read no better account of Scotland's History' - Professor Denis Judd A Windrush Press book

Author Bio
Andrew Fisher was born in Scotland and now works and lives there as archivist to the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and as administrator of Drumlanrig Castle. He is a BA and an MA, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Society of Literature and the Society of Archivists.