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The Lion in the North

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This work looks at the Scotland's turbulent history.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 30th 1981 by Penguin Books Ltd
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Gavin Smith
The Lion in the North is a good overview of Scottish history from the formation of Scotland into a single country until it joined the Union and settled in as part of Britain. Prebble admits that this is a personal view of Scottish history so there are some people that might feel aggrieved at the view that Scotland ceased to be a distinct unit and simply a part of Britain in the early to mid nineteenth century (I'd be one of them). But, as Prebble was writing from a non-Scottish perspective (he w ...more
Simon
Jul 20, 2014 Simon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
Published in 1971 this popular summary of Scottish history is now rather old. My copy has been sitting unread on my bookshelf for at least a decade. So in this referendum year I thought it was high time I read it. I have thoroughly enjoyed what is a highly informative, readable and well-illustrated account of Scotland through the ages. I now feel I have a good framework on which to hang my further reading. I could have wished that John Prebble had not ended his history in the middle of the ninet ...more
Richard Thomas
Nov 24, 2014 Richard Thomas rated it it was amazing
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A fine account of Scotland's history.
Oliver
Aug 02, 2014 Oliver rated it really liked it
A excellent if convoluted history of the people and events that shaped the history of Scotland. The author has a penchant for introducing key players under different titles and names throughout the book. Genealogy charts in the back were very useful as was the map.
Andrew
May 28, 2009 Andrew rated it liked it
Enjoyable, maybe a little spotty, but he does say it's a personal view. A hard country, Scotland.
Iain Watson
Lion In the North: A Personal View of Scotland's History by John Prebble (date?)
Karen
Oct 02, 2008 Karen rated it really liked it
A fantastic overview of the history of Scotland.
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John Edward Curtis Prebble, FRSL, OBE was an English/Canadian journalist, novelist, documentarian and historian. He is best known for his studies of Scottish history.

He was born in Edmonton, Middlesex, England, but he grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada, where his father had a brother. His parents emigrated there after World War I. Returning to England with his family, he attended the Latymer School.
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