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This volume charts that process, tracing it through the lives of the men and women whose ambitions drove it forward on the often rocky path from its semi-mythical foundations to its integration into the Stewart kingdom of Great Britain. It is a route way-marked by such towering personalities as Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots, whose lives have made an indelible imprint in world history, but directed also by a host of less well-known figures, such as Causantin mac Aeda, who challenged the heirs of Alfred for the mastery of Britain; David I, who extended his kingdom almost to the gates of York; and James IV, builder of the finest navy in northern Europe. Their will and ambition, successes and failures not only shaped modern Scotland, but have left their mark throughout the British Isles and the wider world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752438146
ISBN-10: 075243814X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Pat Southern

Richard Oram is Lecturer in Medieval Scottish History and Environmental History at the University of Stirling, editor of History Scotland, the popular Scottish history magazine, and editor of Tempus's Scottish Monarchs royal biography series. His other books include Lordship of Galloway, Scottish Prehistory and David I: The King Who Made Scotland, also published by Tempus. He lives in Crieff in Perthshire

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