Expert history articles

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

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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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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