The soldiers of Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus, fought the men of James Hamilton, Earl of Arran, in Edinburgh on 30 April 1520.
Scotland’s profiteering and complicity within the British Empire’s transatlantic slave trade.
Four historians consider whether the traditional Whig history of Britain, as one of evolutionary political progress, has ever been challenged by events.
Scotland’s short-lived, catastrophic Central American colony exposed its precarious relationship with England. Was closer union an inevitable result?
A vivid account of groundbreaking archaeological excavations at a Scottish site of crucial importance to the North Sea world.
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 6 September 1715.