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HoS 25 William Wallace II -
The fall and execution of a national hero
HoS 24 Wallace and the Wars of the Guardians I -
A rising wave of fury found its champion - in William Wallace
HoS 23 Toom Tabard -
King John faced a difficult task to keep his throne in 1296
HoS 22 The Great Cause -
In 1280 there was no sign of anything other than a bright future for Scotland. But the turn of the wheel of fortune was to bring 70 years of struggle.
HoS 21 Prudent as a Serpent -
The reign of Alexander III (1249 – 1286) was a golden era of political stability, the apogee of the Canmore dynasty, and a time of continuing expansion with the Treaty of PerthRead More
HoS 20 Obsession and Acceptance -
William the Lion and Alexander II extend Scotland's borders. And find out how much Caithness cost in 1202
HoS 19 The Maiden and the Lion -
Two Grandsons of David I who struggled to maintain his legacy during the rule of the Angevins.
HoS 18 David I – Power and Ambition -
David I and his success in expanding Scotland's borders and authority
HoS 17 David I – Power and Change -
David I started processes that would transform the society, economy and government of his kingdom
HoS 16 A Troubled Succession -
The reigns of the first of Malcolm III's sons - Duncan, Edgar and Alexander
HoS 15 St Margaret and the Canmores -
The story of Scotland's royal saint and of Malcolm Canmore
HoS14 The Real Macbeth -
Was Macbeth really the tyrannical betrayer and murderer of his rightful king?
HoS13 Scandinavian Scotland -
The Norse settlements were a collection of lordships, petty kingdoms and farmer republics
HoS 12 The Last macAilpin -
in 1034 the last Alpinid Mael Colium II king died leaving a seemingly stable kingdom with new roots and traditions
HoS 11 Constantine II, King of Alba -
Constantine II and the disappointingly pregnable Dunnottar
HoS 10 The Mysterious Disappearance of the Picts -
In 876, Aed, a son of Cinaed MacAilpin came to the Pictish throne. He was the last king of Pictland. Were the Picts wiped out by the Gaels?
HoS 9 The Arrival of the Hothar -
The fury of the Vikings is visited on northern Britain
HoS 8 Pictland United -
The 7th and 8th centuries saw the interplay between the Britons of Alt Clut, the Picts, Gaels and English of Bernicia. By the end of the reign of Onuist in 761, it was clear who dominated northern Britain.
HoS 7 The Bernician Supremacy -
For most of the 7th century a powerful empire held northern Britain in its hands
HoS 6 Christianity -
How the pagan Picts and Britons became Christian by 8th century
HoS 5 Foundations -
The peoples of Scotland - Picts, Gaels, Britons - where did they come from, where did they go?
HoS 4 Becoming Picts -
The first reference to the Picts comes in 297 from a Roman text. Where did the Picts come from, and what happened to the Caledonii and Maiathai?
HoS 3 The Roman Interlude II -
The campaign of 208 led to an agreement that allowed over 100 years of peace between the 'farmer republics' and Rome
HoS 2 The Roman Interlude I -
The Votadini from Traprain Law may have wanted access to the riches of the early Empire rather than fighting Roman Tyranny
HoS 1 Before the Romans Came -
The new History of Scotland starts with the first 10,000 years!
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