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Scottish history without the boring bits : a chronicle of the curious, the eccentric, the atrocious and the unlikely

Author: Ian Crofton
Publisher: Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As an antidote to more sober accounts of Scotland's history, Ian Crofon offers a colourful chronology of the eccentric, the infamous, the bawdy, the horrific and the hilarious people and events that have spattered across the pages of our nation's story. From the Royal High School riot to Marocco the Wonder Horse, from the War of the One-Eyed Woman to the MP cleared of stealing his exmistress's knickers, Scottish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Humor
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Crofton
ISBN: 9781780272658 1780272650
OCLC Number: 913471644
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 238 pages ; cm
Contents: The dark and middle ages --
The sixteenth century --
The seventeenth century --
The eighteenth century --
The nineteenth century --
The twentieth century and beyond.
Responsibility: Ian Crofton.

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An imaginative, amusing and informative take on Scottish history by the bestselling author of The History of Britain without the Boring Bits.  Read more...

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'This collection of anecdotes and quirky facts will delight those seeking an alternative history of our nation' * Scots Magazine * 'It's light, sometimes lurid, but with a very human focus' * History Read more...

 
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