Bloody Scottish History Aberdeen

Author: Elma McMenemy
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0750951559
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Aberdeen has been inhabited for 8,000 years, since the first Hunter-Gatherers settled on the banks of the River Dee. 4,000 years later, Bronze Age peoples left their mark on the landscape by constructing a huge number of recumbent stone circles, once thought to be places of sacrifice. Invaders including Celts, Romans and Vikings met violent, bloody resistance, and the victorious Roman army left thousands of Caledonian corpses for the crows following the Battle of Mons Graupius. From the slaughter of Aberdeen Castle’s English garrison (part of a citizens’ uprising in support of Robert the Bruce) to all-out assaults on the city by Kings, Royalists and Nazis, no century has left the city unmarked. Plague, wars, clan feuds, murderers, witches, covenanters and slavers – all have stained the silver city red with blood!

Aberdeen In 100 Dates

Author: Elma McMenemy
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0750968834
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15th August 1903 - On this day Aberdeen Football Club played its first match, holding Stenhousemuir to a 1-1 draw. 21st April 1943 - Luftwaffe bombers dropped 130 bombs on Aberdeen, killing ninety-seven civilians and twenty-seven soldiers. 15th August 1963 - On this day Henry John Burnett was hanged at Craiginches Prison, Aberdeen – the last execution to take place in Scotland. Experience 100 key dates that shaped Aberdeen’s history, highlighted its people’s genius (or silliness) and embraced the unexpected. Featuring an amazing mix of pivotal, social, criminal and sporting events, this book reveals a past that will fascinate, delight and even shock both residents and visitors to this Scottish city.

Bloody Scottish History Glasgow

Author: Bruce Durie
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752483137
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Glasgow has one of the bloodiest and most tumultuous histories on record, riddled with plagues and pirate attacks, religious divides and reconciliations, bombs, executions, fires and floods. A city of slums and grandeur, of razor gangs and rebels, of sectarian violence and cultural assimilation, here you will find the best of the worst of Scotland’s greatest city.

Bloody Scottish History Edinburgh

Author: Geoff Holder
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752481991
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Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world – with one of the darkest histories on record. Sweeping through the centuries in a blood-soaked catalogue of assaults, assassinations and all-out attempts at annihilation, this volume reveals the hideous tapestry of death, disease and disaster that lies beneath Edinburgh’s stunning façade. You’ll never see the city in the same way again...

Ballads From Scottish History

Author: Norval Clyne
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The History Of Aberdeen

Author: Walter Thom
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The History Of The Troubles And Memorable Transactions In Scotland From 1624 To 1645

Author: John Spalding
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