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Scottish History For Dummies

Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:08 am EDT

Scottish History For Dummies explores the fascinating story of Scotland and its place within the historical narratives of Britain, Europe and the rest of the world. Through knowledge of its history, readers can develop a better understanding of Scotland today, how it forged its own destiny and helped shape the world far beyond its borders.

From its turbulent past to the present day, this informative guide sheds a new and timely light on Scotland and its people. It explores the impact of key historical figures such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and philosopher David Hume and introduces readers to the worlds of Celtic religion, architecture and monuments. Readers will also discover:

  • Fascinating facts about Scotland during the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages
  • How Scotland was built into an industrial economy by inventors, explorers and missionaries
  • The impact of the World Wars and how Scotland responded
  • The historical underpinnings of devolution and the independence debate

From lifelong learners to keen travellers, Scottish History For Dummies is a fun and factual exploration of the grand scope of Scotland, helping them to find out more about this captivating country.

Scottish History For Dummies by William Knox is available in paperback and e-book, priced £15.99

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Notes to editors:

  • Review copies and jacket images are available on request

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