Tag Archives: Scotland

Book Review: Scotland: A Concise History

Scotland: A Concise History, by Fitzroy Maclean It cannot be denied that the history recorded in this volume is a deeply melancholy one. According to the witty and canny but also patriotic author of this book, in this history which … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shetland Bus

The Shetland Bus, by David Howarth This book, which was written by the late English historian who was also profoundly involved in espionage efforts in occupied Norway during World War II, is obviously the work of someone of great skill … Continue reading

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Having Your Cake And Eating It Too

Today, for some reason, I did something I do from time to time. In looking at the plans and ideas and speculations for EU enlargement, I came across the stories about various secession movements within Europe and how they dealt … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Memoirs Of Mary Queen Of Scots

The Memoirs Of Mary Queen Of Scots, by Carolly Erickson There are a few facts a would-be reader of this book needs to know before reading the book. Chief among them is that this work is a work of whimsy … Continue reading

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