Expert history articles

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

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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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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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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