Synopses & Reviews
Scotland's history gets a rewrite by archeologist and historian Neil Oliver. How accurate are the accounts of Mary Queen of Scots's tragic demise or Bonnie Prince Charlie's forlorn cause? Oliver reveals a Scotland that forged its own identity with success, despite its union with England in 1707.
"While populist in style, Oliver's presentation never caricatures its actors. He imparts impressions of them as real people with passions, convictions, and choices. Including such great Scottish cultural icons as poet Robert Burns, Oliver's warmhearted yet illusion-free survey of Scottish history piques interest in the auld country." —Booklist
About the Author
Neil Oliver is a Scottish archeologist, historian, and broadcaster best known for his distinctive voice and as the charismatic presenter of the award-winning documentary series Coast.