Since the days of Sir Walter Scott, outsiders have tended to think of Scotland in terms of great romantic figures such as Rob Roy, Montrose and Bonnie Prince Charlie. The reality, often obscured by popular memory is rather different. Scotland’s greatest strength, both at home and abroad, has been its own people. In this lively and readable history,Tom Steel, author of 'The Life and Death of St Kilda', presents a fresh, distinctive understanding of Scotland and the Scots.
Fighting endless hardships, at war with the English for the greater part of their history and often warring among themselves, the Scottish people have given the world an enormous wealth of creativity and inventive genius out of all proportion to their numbers. 'Scotland’s Story' reveals both the Scots as they are, and how they have become so: one of the smallest but most influential countries in the world.
This new edition has been updated to take into account the story of Scotland since the book was first published in 1984.
“This is the romantic vision of a nation betrayed.The union has been a sad failure ... The key to Mr Steel’s Scotland is his attitude to the English connection. He smells conspiracy – the Scots have contributed greatly and got little in return.”
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