Scottish History Without the Boring Bits

Scottish History Without the Boring Bits

by Ian Crofton
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Overview

As an antidote to more sober accounts of Scotland’s history, Ian Crofon offers a colourful chronology of the eccentric, the infamous, the bawdy, the horrific and the hilarious people and events that have spattered across the pages of our nation’s story.

From the Royal High School riot to Marocco the Wonder Horse, from the War of the One-Eyed Woman to the MP cleared of stealing his ex-mistress’s knickers, Scottish History Without the Boring Bits includes a host of little-known tales that you won’t find in more conventional works of history.

Ian Crofton’s alternative history of Scotland looks at the country’s seedy underbelly with a quizzical eye.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780276106
Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
Publication date: 07/26/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 796,905
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ian Crofton was born in Edinburgh and worked for Collins in Glasgow before moving to London, where he has been a freelance writer and editor for 25 years. Previous books include Brewer's Dictionary of Curious Titles; Brewer's Britain and Ireland (with John Ayto); Brewer's Cabinet of Curiosities, A Dictionary of Art Quotations, History without the Boring Bits; Science without the Boring Bits; A Dictionary of Scottish Quotations.

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