Expert history articles

Expert features by some of the country's top historians and archaeologists.

The late Dr Alasdair Ross explains the background to the Battle of Bannockburn and the significance of the victory. ...

21/06/2018

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Ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, historian Dr Ted Powell takes a look at royal weddings ...

14/05/2018

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Explore the lives of five women who have made their mark on Scotland’s history, with this selection of biographies ...

01/02/2018

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On the shelves of libraries and archives everywhere there are hidden lives waiting to be discovered. This article ...

22/01/2018

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Henry Stuart, styled as Lord Darnley until 1565, was the son of Matthew Stuart, 4th Earl of Lennox, and his wife, ...

04/09/2017

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Falkland Palace provided the young Mary Queen of Scots with the opportunity to indulge her passion for sport and ...

31/08/2017

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Five Mary Queen of Scots facts you might not know from author and historian Mickey Mayhew on the fascinating life ...

14/08/2017

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Dr Anna Groundwater assesses the current state of scholarship regarding the life and reign of Mary Queen of ...

14/08/2017

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Discover the history of this Mary Queen of Scots portrait, by an unknown artist, which gives several intriguing ...

07/08/2017

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Jo Woolf explores the adventures of five pioneering Scots whose adventures into uncharted lands provided ...

03/08/2017

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Genealogist Margaret Hubble explores the history of hiring fairs, lively events where farm and domestic servants ...

12/06/2017

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Robin Ward, architectural critic and author of Exploring Glasgow: The Architectural Guide, chooses ten of his ...

28/04/2017

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