The Illustrated History of Scotland

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Oyster Press, 2004 - 224 pages
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This colorful book brings Scotland's history vividly to life from its prehistoric past to its innovative present. It reveals key historical events and the characters behind them--From invaders, warriors, rulers, inventors, artists, and politicians to ordinary folk who emerge as heroes in this remarkable story. Beautifully illustrated with contemporary photographs and nearly 100 archival images from museums and other sources across Scotland, the book features subjects as diverse as the warlike Picts, St. Columba, Macbeth, the Battle of Bannockburn, Mary Queen of Scots, the poet Robert Burns, the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and Scotland's universities.

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Chris Tabraham is Principle Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Historic Scotland, the government agency charged with the care of historic sites across Scotland. A leading authority on castles and fortifications, he is the author of several books and official guides.

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