Expert history articles

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

Professor Cathryn Spence explores what the presence of women in debt litigation can tell us about their economic ...

29/02/2016

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Professor Susan Morrison, author of the new 'Medieval Woman's Companion', explores five fascinating facts about ...

01/02/2016

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Professor James Hunter, author of a new book on the Sutherland Clearances, tells the story of the Clearances from ...

18/12/2015

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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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