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Understand Scottish History: A Teach Yourself Guide

© 2011
by David Allan

1st Edition Active, In-Print 288 Pages Softcover
9780071769440 0071769447


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More than 60 million books sold in the Teach Yourself series!
Whether it is the Jacobite Rebellion, the advances of the Scottish Enlightenment or its role in WWII, this is the perfect place to start learning Scotland's history

Understand Scottish History is a comprehensive guide to the exciting story of this nation, from pre-history right through to the present day. With the question of Scottish independence once again on the agenda, this book traces the events, both peaceful and bloody, that have brought the country to this point. Recounting events from the pre-history of the land and the coming of the Scots to the rise of the Scottish National Party, it provides an informative and accessible introduction to Scotland's history.


  • One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started
  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience
  • Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress
  • Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts

Scotland before the Scots/The coming of the Scots/The Viking age/Building a kingdom/Norman Scotland/The golden age/A nation compromised/The Wars of Independence/The late medieval kingdom/The end of the middle ages/Reformation and rebellion/Two kingdoms united/The conflict of the Covenant/A Restoration and another revolution/Union and Jacobitism/Enlightenment and industry/The long Victorian age/Britain triumphant/Retreat and resurgence/A motorway to independence?

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