From coast to coast on a motorbike...on the trail of the people, places and events that created Scottish history. Covering moor, mountain and battleground as well as film locations and place names, this book provides an intelligent, passionate perspective on key landmarks and their significance to Scotland today. From the Vikings to the Picts, from Ossian to Bannockburn, Ross guides us on a quest to discover the essentials of Scottish history - and to find things we never knew existed.
|Title||On the Trail of Scotland's History|
|Author||David R. Ross|
|Author Bio||David R Ross undertook the well-publicised Walk for Wallace August 2005: www.walkforwallace.com. He featured in Channel 4's True Story of Braveheart documentary, based on On the Trail of William Wallace and presented by Tony 'Baldrick' Robinson. He has also appeared on the History Channel and BBC Radio 4's Today programme.|
|Back Cover Text||Popular historian David R. Ross tracks Scotland through the ages, detailing incidents, places and people that are key to Scotland's history, from the Dark Ages to Devolution. Leadin his readers to ancient monuments and the stories surrounding them, to modern cities and the burial sites of kings, Ross guides us on a quest to discover essentials of Scottish history - and to find things we never new existed. From William Wallace's possible steps, the legend of King Arthur and the reign of Robert the Bruce, to rugged raging battlegrounds, moors and mountains, and Scottish film locations, Ross's journey around Scotland links the past to the present, bringing us face-to-face with the elements that have created the Scotland of today. An essential read for those who are passionate about Scotland and its mysterious and beautiful tapestry of history and landscape.|
|Reviews||'The biker historian's unique combination of unabashed romanticism and easy irreverence make him the ideal guide to historical subjects all too easily either swallowed up in maudlin sentiment or demythologised by the academic studies.' - THE SCOTSMAN '... an entertainingly outspoken companion for any inquisitive traveller round this nation...' - THE HERALD|
|BIC Subject||British & Irish history|
|BISAC Subject||HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain|