Expert history articles

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

Political historian Dr Amy Blakeway explores the dangers and challenges facing those who acted as regent during ...

20/04/2015

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What is the truth behind the traditional belief that John Knox and Mary Queen of Scots were bitter enemies? ...

20/04/2015

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Author and historian Marc Alexander highlights some of the best legends associated with Scottish castles.

06/04/2015

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Historian Annette Bachstadt charts the history of Mary of Guise Lorraine, Scotland's queen alongside James V and ...

13/03/2015

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Mary McGrigor, author of 'The Other Tudor Princess' shares the history of Margaret Douglas, who masterminded the ...

24/02/2015

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Author Paul A. Lynn explores the history of ‘the world’s most elegant lighthouse’ and the talents of the ...

22/12/2014

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Dr Anthony Lewis explores the careers of two of the builder’s of Edinburgh’s New Town – one whose career soared as ...

17/12/2014

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Dr Tim Clarkson tells the story of a turbulent and fascinating period in the history of the ancient kingdom of ...

13/11/2014

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A History Scotland subscription is a wonderful gift for a friend or loved one. Buy a subscription and we'll send ...

11/11/2014

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Dr Charles Wemyss explores what the recent discovery of a portrait of Sir William Bruce can tell us about how this ...

03/11/2014

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Historian and author Dr Wendy Ugolini explores the lives of Italian women in Scotland at the outbreak of World War ...

21/10/2014

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Michael T R B Turnbull explores the origins of the Saltire flag, which lie in Biblical manuscripts and the Roman ...

15/10/2014

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