Scotland: Her Story: The Nation's History by the Women Who Lived It (Hardback)Rosemary Goring (editor)
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Scotland's history has been told many times, but never exclusively by its women. This book takes a unique perspective on dramatic national events as well as ordinary life, as experienced by women down the centuries. From the saintly but severe medieval Queen Margaret to today's first minister Nicola Sturgeon, it encompasses women from all stations of class and fame and notoriety, offering a tantalising view of what happened to them, and how they felt.
Drawing on court and kirk records, exchequer rolls and treasurer's accounts, diaries and memoirs, chap books and newspapers, government reports and eye-witness statements, Scotland: Her Story brings to life the half of history that has for too long been hidden or ignored.
Features material by from a hugely diverse range of authors, including:
The Maid of Norway, Margaret Tudor Mary, Queen of Scots, The Queen Mother, Muriel Spark, Tilda Swinton, Judy Murray and Nicola Sturgeon.
Publisher: Birlinn General
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 607 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 30 mm
'A portrait of this country through the centuries, a really fine book, and an important one.' - Peter Ross, The Afternoon Show, BBC Radio Scotland