In Search of Scotland is the companion book to the lively and challenging BBC Scotland television series. Edited by Gordon Menzies, the Producer of the television series, this book tells the story of ten thousand years of Scotland's history. History is where we come from, history is who we are. From the Stone Age to the present, the book charts the impact of Celts, Picts, Romans, Irish, Vikings and English, of battles, wars and empire. The great and the good figure prominently, of course, but the story of Scotland is also about ordinary people, who lived and loved, worked and died, mostly leaving no record at all. No matter where our ancestors come from, we are all affected by our past. Scotland's leading historians have combined to produce a work that is revealing and authoritative. Lavishly illustrated in colour and black and white, its trenchant views and evocative descriptions will entrance everyone who cares about Scotland and the Scots.
Foreword: Gordon Menzies; List of Maps; List of Illustrations; 1. Mysterious Ancestors: Ian Armit; 2. Birth of a Nation: Alex Woolf; 3. Impact of the Monk: G W S Barrow; 4. The Wars of Independence: Fiona Watson; 5. Court and Kirk: Michael Lynch; 6. The European Life-Line: Christopher Smout; 7. The Making of the Union: Edward J. Cowan; 8. Crucible of the Modern World: Christopher A. Whatley; 9. The Victorian Achievement: Hamish Fraser; 10. A Century of Pain and Pleasure: Richard Finlay; Genealogies; Notes on the Authors; Index.