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Did you know that a Scot landed in America a century before Columbus? Or that Scotland had electric lighting 70 years before Edison patented the light bulb? Probably not, because Scotland has two histories. The image of the Scots as whisky-drinking, tartan-sporting, tight-fisted kilt wearers is famous throughout the world. The image is manufactured. Yet Scotland's reputation for producing inventors, thinkers, and explorers—people who have changed the course of world history—is nowhere near as prevalent. The scale of Scottish influence has truly been underestimated. This book looks at the things Scots are famous for—and shouldn't be, and the things they aren't famous for—and should be. Jan-Andrew Henderson is the author of The Town Below the Ground: Edinburgh¹s Legendary Underground City.

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Did you know that most tartans date only from 1822? Or that Scotland had electric lighting 70 years before Watt patented the light bulb? This text reveals Scotland's two secret histories: the things Scots are famous for and shouldn't be, and the things they are not famous for but should be.

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Och no, Dr Kildare, they are revealing the truth about what's behind the kilt! B/w illus.

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ISBN:
9781840183788
Author:
Henderson, Jan-andrew
Publisher:
Mainstream Publishing Company
Author:
Henderson, Jan-Andrew
Location:
Edinburgh
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Anecdotes
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - Scotland
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World History-Scotland and Wales
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.70x5.00x.80 in. .40 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » Scotland
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » European History General
History and Social Science » World History » Scotland and Wales

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"Synopsis" by , Did you know that most tartans date only from 1822? Or that Scotland had electric lighting 70 years before Watt patented the light bulb? This text reveals Scotland's two secret histories: the things Scots are famous for and shouldn't be, and the things they are not famous for but should be.
"Synopsis" by , Och no, Dr Kildare, they are revealing the truth about what's behind the kilt! B/w illus.
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