Expert history articles

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

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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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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