"The Scots," acknowledged a censorious English member of Parliament in 1607, "have now not suffered above kings to die of their beds those 2 hundred years." He can have exaggerated, yet undeniably Scotland has a coarse and bloodstained history.
it's a complicated one too, yet Sir Fitzroy Maclean disentangles the threads and enlivens his brisk account with either wit and scholarship. images from genuine modern assets light up his story--its romantic figures and bloody battles, its politics and religion--and supply a wealthy visible checklist of Scotland's artwork, craftsmanship, and highbrow existence. For this revised version, the prestigious journalist Magnus Linklater (former editor of The Scotsman), explores the renewed strengths of Scottish id because the state enters the recent millennium with a brand new parliament. 250 b/w illustrations. 250 black-and-white illustrations
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