The History of Scotland

The History of Scotland

Editor: Bruce Lenman
Editor: Geoffrey Parker
Revised by: Bruce Lenman
Revised by: Geoffrey Parker

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140136494
  • 416 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


A history that is equally entertaining and enlightening, illustrating all of the changes of power and intricacies that are necessary to understand the interrelation between England and Scotland and the Highland and Lowland populations. It shows how Duncan (1034-40) emerged from ‘the union of the four peoples’ as the first king of a united Scotland and provides detailed, reign-by-reign accounts from then on. Above all Professor Mackie reveals how the Scots long pursued an independent line – in religion, law, culture and foreign policy – that helped them keep at bay the Romans, the French and the English.

Table of Contents

A History of Scotland – J. D. Mackie Introduction to the Second Edition
A Note on Scottish Currency
1. The Land and Its People
2. The Union of the Four Peoples
3. The House of Canmore
4. Wars of Independence 1286-1371
5. The Crown and the Barons 1371-1488
6. The Renaissance and the New Monarchy
7. The Reformation
8. The Counter-Reformation and the Claim to the English Crown
9. The Union of the Crowns 1587-1603
10. The Crown and the Kirk 1603-25
11. The Presbyterian Revolution: Charles I 1625-49
12. Cromwell
13. The Restored Monarchy
14. The Revolution Settlement and the Union of Parliaments (1707)
15. The Union in Operation: The Jacobites
16. The Eighteenth-Century Development
17. Unrest and Reform
18. Victorian Scotland
19. Modern Scotland
Suggestions for Further Reading
List of Maps:
1. Scotland: The Land and Its People
2. The Anglo-Norman Penetration, the Frontier and the Lordship of the Isles
3. The Wars of Independence
4. Scotland During the Civil Wars
5. The Jacobite Rebellions
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