The Lion in the North
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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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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
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.
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?)
A fantastic overview of the history of Scotland.
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John Edward Curtis Prebble, FRSL, OBE (23 June 1915 - 30 January 2001) 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,...more
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