Scotland: Her Story

The Nation’s History by the Women Who Lived It

 
Date Published :
October 2018
Publisher :
Birlinn
Editor :
Rosemary Goring
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Hardback
ISBN : 9781780275314
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 9.45 X 6.3 inches
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781780275987
Pages : 336
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.1 inches
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Overview
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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 • Princess Matilda • St Margaret • Margaret Tudor • Mary, Queen of Scots • Lady Grizel Baillie • Elsie Inglis • Mary Slessor • Catherine Dickens • Jane Carlyle • Lesely Riddoch • Catherine Carswell • Marie Stopes • Nan Shepherd • Leila Aboulela • Sue Black • Mary Contini • Rona Cameron • Elaine C. Smith • Jessie Kesson • Winnie Ewing • Muriel Spark • Liz Lochhead • Lulu • Janice Galloway • Jackie Kay • Ali Smith • Liz McColgan • Judy Murray • Nicola Benedetti • Nicola Sturgeon

About The Author
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Rosemary Goring was born in Dunbar and studied social and economic history at the University of St Andrews. She was the literary editor of Scotland on Sunday, followed by a brief spell as editor of Life & Work, the Church of Scotland’s magazine, before returning to newspapers as literary editor of the Herald, and later also of the Sunday Herald. In 2007 she published Scotland: The Autobiography: 2000 Years of Scottish History By Those Who Saw it Happen, which has since been published in America and Russia. Rosemary’s first novel was After Flodden.

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