Expert history articles

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

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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Jenn Scott of the Stewart Society tells the story of Henry Stuart Lord Darnley, king consort of Scotland from 1565 ...

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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Historian David Templeman tells the story of the imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots in Sheffield Castle - the ...

08/12/2016

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Learn more about the work of Dr Cynthia Neville, one of the members of the History Scotland magazine Editorial ...

29/11/2016

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