Expert history articles

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

Historians Professor Alastair Bellany and Professor Thomas Cogswell reveal the hitherto untold story about a ...

09/11/2015

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Discover the many links between Traquair House – Scotland's oldest inhabited house – and the Stewart Kings and ...

04/11/2015

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Historian Dr Steve Boardman explores to what extent Barbour’s poem The Bruce can be relied upon as a historical ...

21/10/2015

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Acclaimed military historian Dr Christopher Duffy explains why now is the time to take a fresh look at the events ...

06/08/2015

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Historian Linda Porter, author of the new book 'Crown of Thistles: The Fatal Inheritance of Mary Queen of ...

01/08/2015

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When Marie de Guise arrived in Scotland in 1538 to begin a new life with her husband King James V, she encountered ...

30/06/2015

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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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