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Hammer of the Norse
orn c1113 in Morvern, Argyll, Somerled was half-Norse through his mother. His father's lineage was reputedly of royal blood. Forced into exile in Ireland his family convinced the Colla clan to help them reclaim their Argyll lands, but his father was kill ...
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Story Of Scotland, The
By Nigel Tranter
cotland's story cannot be told merely in terms of documentary evidence, for this would be to neglect an integral part of the nation's heritage. The legends, myths, stories and memories handed down from generation to generation must be added to the bare b ...
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Tales And Traditions Of Scottish Castles
By Nigel Tranter
igel Tranter's gift for bringing Scottish history to life is demonstrated in this lively book which details 45 of the nation's castles with associated tales and traditions. With a broad geographical spread, Tranter breathes life into many of Scotland's g ...
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The Last Frontier
The Roman Invasions of Scotland
By Antony Kamm
he lands in the north of Britain in what we now called Scotland, then occupied by Celtic settlers, never became part of the Roman empire, in spite of being invaded several times. The northernmost frontier of the empire was fortified for only a few years ...
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The Man Who Was Robinson Crusoe
A Personal View of Alexander Selkirk
By Rick Wilson
ebruary 2009 marked the 300th anniversary of the rescue of Alexander Selkirk, the Fife mariner who became the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. The story is told not only by the author but also through the words of those who knew Selkirk ...
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