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Bonnie Prince Charlie's Escape from the Battlefield of Culloden

This PDF contains 79 hi-res scans of an original 1749 edition of:
A Genuine and True Journal of the most Miraculous Escape of the Young Chevelier from the Battle of Culloden to his landing in France. Taken from the Mouths and Journals of the very Persons who assisted him therein. Partly wrote in London, and partly in Scotland.

This is a DIGITAL facsimile of the complete and original 1749 first edition.

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Escape Journal

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The Thistle: Prejudice of Englishmen in general to the Scotch Nation

This PDF contains 52 hi-res scans of an original 1746 edition of:
The Thistle : A Dispassionate examine of Prejudice of Englishmen in general to the Scotch Nation; particularly of a late arrogant insult offered to all Scotchmen, by a Modern English Journalist. In a letter to the Author of Old England of Dec. 27, 1746.

This is a DIGITAL facsimile of the complete and original 1746 52 page pamphlet.

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The Thistle

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The Scottish Nation

This is an excellent book covering modern Scottish history from 1707-2007. Devine examines the social, economic, religious and political factors which have shaped Scotland. This is very readable and insightful stuff and well worth a look.


Independence and Nationhood

One of the best books on the Scottish Wars of Independence this volume by Alexander Grant examines the rise of Robert the Bruce and the Stuart kings and their contribution to Scottish national identity.


Scotland: A New History

This is a one volume history of Scotland which attempts to span twenty centuries from the Picts to the modern day. It is well written with a focus on the 16th Century and the Reformation which is Professor Lynch's area of expertise. Not a particularly readable book this is a little dry and sprawls all over the place, Lynch does tie together threads from every time and place in Scotland to build his arguments and the research is excellent but it feels as though you are reading a textbook.


Scottish Historical Documents

A fascinating and useful collection of source material put together by Professor Gordon Donaldson. This book includes 242 documents covering the period from the early 8th century up to the union in 1707. There are all sorts of areas of Scottish life covered here though it may take careful reading and patience to unlock the meaning of each.