Like a herald of lost Atlantis, Gregor MacGregor arrived in 19th-century London with news of a Central American utopia. Unfortunately, Poyais didn’t exist and its would-be emigrants found only a ‘sinister coast of disillusion’.
The castles of Scotland are tangible evidence of the country’s evolution from violent feudalism towards a more settled and centralised nation state. David C. Weinczok explores a land of hill forts, towerhouses and châteaux.
Few events have been as romanticised and misunderstood as the Jacobite Rebellion. And, as Jacqueline Riding explains, politics has brought its myths to the fore once again.
The first monarch of the House of Stewart was born on March 2nd, 1316.
Roger Hudson describes how the ‘stiffest bridge in the world’ took shape following a railway disaster in 1897.
The Stuart banner was raised on September 6th 1715.
Behind the beautiful work of the ‘Father of Glasgow’ lay a deep and lasting love.
Henry Stewart wed Mary on July 29th 1565.
No Scottish clan is as controversial as the Campbells. Yet, says Ian Bradley, the opening of its Argyll Mausoleum offers a chance to re-assess a contentious past.