Scotland: The Autobiography: 2000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw It Happen
This splendid account presents Scotland’s history in the words of the people who lived it: from the first century until the present day, from the arrival of the Romans to the execution of William Wallace, the Jacobite uprisings, the Highland Clearances to the Clydebank Blitz and, finally, to the opening of the Scottish parliament in 1999.
It includes an assortment of eye-witness accounts from literary greats such as Robert Louis Stevenson and Muriel Spark, and from royal personages such as Mary Queen of Scots, James I, James II and James III, as well as the common man, the crofter, the kitchen maid even the prisoner. With each chapter presented chronologically it is a living, accessible history of Scotland the country as well as the social history of the people who lived it. A first-hand reference tool as well as a fascinating collection of events to interest the expert and general reader alike.