History

History

Discover history at your finger tips. While historical fiction allows you to take in the grand sweep of history through the lens of an intimate story, there’s so much that the genre leaves out. The true scale of the passing of time is, more often than not, best addressed in by the greatest of our history writers. We don’t need contrived plots or imagined dialogues between the Greats of our history in order to really delve into the past – all we need is a gifted writer who knows how to breathe life into history through their prose.

 Thankfully, we have all that and more! As one of the larger sections here at Kingdom Books, we pride ourselves in carrying a large stock of history books ranging through all major periods of our nation’s past. Are you looking to do some research on the great clans of old? A great number of our books will help you do just that. Searching for glimpses into Scottish history before and after the Unification with England? No problem! Hoping for a deep dive into the personalities and histories of larger-than-life figures like Robert the Bruce of Mary, Queen of Scots? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

 We live and breathe Scottish history at Kingdom Books, and nothing makes us happier than helping locals rediscover their past. They say that you can’t know the future without knowing the past, and that has never been easier with the flood of great writers and academics doing create research and writing on all periods of our history.

 

So no matter if you’re looking for a glimpse into a particular decade or a brisk tour of the north’s great history, it’s never been simpler to find great volumes or buy history books online. This weekend, curl up with your next fantastic read and get to know the major figures of our history!

Scotland: The Story of a Nation | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Scotland: The Story of a Nation

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Scotland: The Story of a Nation by Magnus Magnusson A timely and vivid look at Scotland's long and difficult road to nationhood, re-exploring som...

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Flora MacDonald: The Most Loyal Rebel | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Flora MacDonald: The Most Loyal Rebel

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On 28th June 1746, Flora MacDonald and her "maid" Betty Burke, sailed over the sea to Skye. The "maid" was Bonnie Prince Charlie, who was fleeing a...

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Scotland: The Story of a Nation

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Scotland: The Story of a Nation By author: Magnus Magnusson. A timely and vivid look at Scotland's long and difficult road to nationhood, re-explor...

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Robert the Bruce and All That | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Robert the Bruce and All That

Birlinn General

Robert the Bruce and All That by Alan Burnett Learn history the fun way in an entertaining and informative series of books about key people from Sc...

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The Lords of the Isles: Clan Donald | House of Lochar
The Lords of the Isles: Clan Donald | House of Lochar
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The Lords of the Isles: Clan Donald

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From the establishment of the Kingdom of Dalriada in Argyll by Fergus Mor, around AD 500, through to the forfeiture of the Lordship a thousand year...

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Scotland: The Making Volume 5 | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Scotland: The Making Volume 5

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Scotland: The Making and Unmaking of the Nation c.1100-1707. Volume 5 Part of an authoritative and thought-provoking five-volume series - Scotland:...

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Recovering Scotland's Slavery Past | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Recovering Scotland's Slavery Past

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Recovering Scotland's Slavery Past: The Caribbean Connection by T.M. Devine For more than a century and a half the real story of Scotland's connect...

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Celtic Mysteries By John Sharkey | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Celtic Mysteries By John Sharkey

Thames & Hudson Ltd

Celtic Mysteries By John Sharkey Discusses the religion of the ancient Celts and shows burial chambers, standing stones, cromlechs, and sacred well...

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A Mist of Prophecies : A Mystery of Ancient Rome | Kingdom Books Ltd
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A Mist of Prophecies : A Mystery of Ancient Rome

Constable, 1996

Rome, 48 BC: as the forces of Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great wage a bloody civil war in the outreaches of the Empire, the city of Rome becomes ...

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Mary Queen Of Scots | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Mary Queen Of Scots

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Mary Queen Of Scots By Antonia Fraser is the bestselling biography of one of the most romantic and controversial figures in British history.

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Times Book of Saints | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Times Book of Saints

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Times Book of Saints By Bert Ghezzi. This title features 365 saints. Each entry has a summary of the saint's life and work, but a distinctive featu...

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