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A Short History Of Scotland

Auhtor: Andrew Lang

Language: english

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Review by Beth Cholette, November 2009


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Summary of the Book 'A Short History Of Scotland':

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Short History Of Scotland':


... England, Scotland had become an indomitable nation. A Short History of Scotland LATER DAYS OF BRUCE. Bruce continued to prosper, despite ...
... suspected of betraying the kingdom to England in October 1363 he and the Earl of Douglas visited London and made a treaty adopting a son of Edward ...
... and took position on the crest of Flodden Edge, with the deep and sluggish water of Till at its feet. Surrey, commanding an army all but destitute ...
... opinions. Angus had been making futile attacks on the Border thieves, mainly the Armstrongs, who now became very prominent and picturesque robbers. ...
... no great use of his victory: he took and held Broughty Castle on Tay, fortified Inchcolme in the Firth of Forth, and devastated Holyrood. Mischief ...
... Huguenots in France. According to 'The Book of Discipline' he should have remonstrated privately, as Mary told him. The dates are inextricable. (See ...
... to Cecil that the wisest were aiming at putting all in hazard to restore the exiled Lords. The nobles, in the last resort, would all stand by each ...
... over-lordship of Scotland appears in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. The entry contains a manifest error, and the topic causes war between modern historians, ...
... of Ulster by Scottish settlers has greatly affected history down to our own times, while the most permanent result of the awards by which he stimulated ...
... king's commission. The words as to defending the king's authority were followed by in the defence and preservation of the aforesaid true religion. ...
... foe of the English Independents and army Scotland would need every sword in the kingdom, and the kingdom's best general, Montrose, yet the Act ...
... as they were not pampered and all-powerful. On the other hand the lesser gentry, still more their godly wives, the farmers and burgesses, and the ...
... and, as Charles would not allow him to be searched for, he easily escaped to Holland. (For details, see my book, 'Sir George Mackenzie.') ...
... of Montrose in his campaigns, and was the key of the country between the Tay and Lochaber. The Atholl clans, Murrays and Stewarts, breaking away ...
... passed and touched with the sceptre and the House voted Supply for six months. But owing to a fierce dispute on private business-namely, the raising ...
... between them he learned to spell execrably in three languages, and sat loose to Catholic doctrines. In January 1735 died his mother, who had ...
... through the marsh and leaped the ditch Charles was forced to come with the second line fifty yards behind the first. The Macdonalds held the ...
... The murderer was anxious to save James by avowing the deed, but his kinsfolk, saying, They will only hang both James and you, bound him ...
... to acquire abundance of oxen, which they let out to poorer men for rents in kind and labour, they were apt to turn the lands which they held only ...
... chiefs the women had bronze ornaments with brightly coloured enamelled decoration. Agriculture was practised, and corn was ground in the circular ...