Description - The New History of Orkney by William P.L. Thompson
When the first editor of William Thomson's History of Orkney was published in 1987 it was the first new history of the islands to appear for over fifty years. The Orcadian greeted it with the words: `So far as Orkney history is concerned, Mr William Thomson has written the book of the century.' In this long-awaited second edition, new work sheds light on
the Picts, the Vikings, medieval Orkney, the Reformation and the Stewart earldom, as well as many aspects of more recent centuries.
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Author Biography - William P.L. Thompson
William P. L. Thomson is the author of a number of books on Scottish history. He was Rector of Kirkwall Grammar School, in Orkney, from 1971 to 1991, previously having been Principal Teacher of History and Geography at the Anderson High School, Shetland.