Scotland's Story, One: Foundation
Kilted clansmen running through the mist! Presbyterian engineers building steamships! But what else do you know of Scotland’s past? Are the stories and legends you know true? More than most countries, the history of Scotland has been interwoven with myth and legend. How might your understanding of Scotland change once you find out what really happened?
In Scotland’s Story, One: Foundation, you will learn the usual stuff you might expect. The early Scots really did persevere in resistance to English domination. But you’ll also discover how often Scottish armies made unprovoked attacks on England; the complicated loyalties of the nobility during the Wars of Independence; the grudging nature of Parliaments to grant tax; and the surprisingly early nature of anti-Gaelic prejudice.
The story is told in a three-book series. Book one, Foundation, covers up to the year 1513 and is available now.
“I hae brocht ye to the ring,”
“now see gif ye can dance.”
Here's some key figures featured in Scotland's Story, One: Foundation.
Bonus: Timeline of Scottish History
A lot happened in Scotland between the arrival of humans and the Battle of Flodden in 1513. The timeline below is a compliment to the book.