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  1. Alexander III, 1249-1286

    Alexander III, 1249-1286: First Among Equals [Paperback]

    Norman H. Reid(Author)


    ISBN: 9781910900383
    Published by : John Donald
    Winner of the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year 2019

    Presiding over an age of relative peace and prosperity, Alexander III represented the zenith of Scottish medieval kingship. The events which followed his early and unexp... .... Learn More
  2. The Black Douglases

    The Black Douglases: War and Lordship in Late Medieval Scotland, 1300-1455 [Paperback]

    Michael Brown(Author)


    ISBN: 9781910900413
    Published by : John Donald
    During the century and a half of their power the Black Douglases earned fame as Scotland’s champions in the front line of war against England. On their shields they bore the bloody heart of Robert Bruce, the symbol of their claim to be the p... .... Learn More
  3. William Wyon

    William Wyon [Hardback]

    Mark Jones(Author)


    ISBN: 9781912667796
    Published by : Spink Books
    Chief Engraver at the Royal Mint and the leading medallist of his time, William Wyon RA (1795-1851) produced some of the best known and most widely distributed images ever made. His portraits of the young Queen Victoria on the coinage, used throug... .... Learn More
  4. The Medallic Art of Mary Gillick

    The Medallic Art of Mary Gillick [Hardback]

    Phillip Attwood(Author)


    ISBN: 9781912667758
    Published by : Spink Books
    Mary Gillick, née Tutin (1881-1965), is probably best remembered for the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that appeared on UK coins from the beginning of her reign until decimalization in 1971. This book focuses on her career as a sculptor an... .... Learn More
  5. Generals and Admirals of the Third Reich

    Generals and Admirals of the Third Reich: For Country or Fuhrer: Vol 1 [Hardback]

    James "Jack" Webb(Author)


    ISBN: 9781952715129
    Published by : Casemate Academic
    Reference work providing brief, scholarly biographical summaries for senior officers of the Third Reich, covering surnames A–G.

    This three-volume set offers concise biographical information for over five thousand generals and adm... .... Learn More
  6. The Endless Tide

    The Endless Tide [Paperback]

    Iain R. Thomson(Author)


    ISBN: 9781912476589
    Published by : Origin
    In The Endless Tide, Iain R. Thomson turns his attention to the Hebrides, and the collection of stories that permeate the area. Meeting a vast cast of characters, he ranges from personal anecdotes of country life to political and scientific issues... .... Learn More
  7. The Northern Earldoms

    The Northern Earldoms: Orkney and Caithness from AD 870 to 1470 [Paperback]

    Barbara Crawford(Author)


    ISBN: 9781912476817
    Published by : Origin
    The medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness were positioned between two worlds, the Norwegian and the Scottish. They were a maritime lordship divided, or united, by the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth. This unlikely combination of island ... .... Learn More
  8. The Man Who Gave Away His Island

    The Man Who Gave Away His Island: A Life of John Lorne Campbell of Canna [Paperback]

    Ray Perman(Author)


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    ISBN: 9781912476893
    Published by : Origin
    In 1938 John Lorne Campbell bought the Hebridean isle of Canna. He wanted to prevent it becoming a rich man's playground (like so many other islands and Highland estates), to preserve a part of traditional Gaelic culture and show that efficient fa... .... Learn More
  9. Karl Straube (1873–1950)

    Karl Straube (1873–1950): Germany’s Master Organist in Turbulent Times [Hardback]

    Christopher Anderson(Author)


    ISBN: 9781648250385
    Published by : University of Rochester Press
    Series: Eastman Studies in Music
    Volume: 182
    In the course of a multifaceted career, Karl Straube (1873-1950) rose to positions of immense cultural authority in a German musical world caught in unprecedented artistic and sociopolitical upheaval. Son of a German harmonium-builder and an intel... .... Learn More
  10. Pirin Planina

    Pirin Planina: Tragic and Comic Episodes from Captivity [Hardback]

    George Topirceanu(Author); Diana Livesay(Translator); Dr. A.K. Brackob(Introduction)


    ISBN: 9781592111497
    Published by : Center for Romanian Studies
    Series: Classics of Romanian Literature
    Volume: III
    The famous Romanian writer, George Topîrceanu became a war memoirist when describing his own experiences while fighting in World War I. Despite the dark surrounding and vivid recounts of death and tragedy he witnessed, the soldier Topî... .... Learn More

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