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History Scotland May/June 2016 special themed Stewart monarchs edition ... Read More >>

On Sale: 09 Apr 2016

£4.99 Single Issue

Our May/June issue is a special themed Stewart monarchs edition which brings together the latest research and opinion on the lives of the monarchs of this fascinating royal house. Fascinating topics covered in this issue include:

  • A new study of how the early Stewart monarchs used ceremonial occasions to underline their legitimacy and claim to the throne.
  • The findings of a DNA project which analysed the ancestry of modern-day people with a Stewart connection.
  • An exploration of how new research shows that early assessments of the reign of James II were skewed due to a belief that his facial birthmark denoted a fiery temperament.
  • PLUS: Review of the Plague! Exhibition, the latest archaeology reports and finds analysis and focus on Victorian collector Sir William MacGregor.