Expert history articles

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

An exclusive extract from a new study of the migration of Scots to England in the 17th and early 18th centuries. ...

25/09/2018

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Renaissance emblem expert Michael Bath demonstrates how tapestries were used to convey messages and ideas, as in ...

05/09/2018

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An exclusive extract from Neil Bruce's research on the media storm which erupted when a group of Barra refugees ...

09/08/2018

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John Goodlad tells the strange story of live cod and smuggled brandy – one of many little known gems contained in ...

26/06/2018

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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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