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? And how might your understanding of Scotland change once you find out?
Eleven years ago, I embarked on a voyage of discovery into the story of my native land. I learned the usual stuff you might expect. But I also discovered 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 early nature of anti-Gaelic prejudice.
The result is 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. I’d loved to have put a timeline in Foundation, but there just wasn’t space. So please, as a compliment to the book, feel free to download the timeline below.