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The dramatic story of Scotland - by charismatic television historian, Neil Oliver.
Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world with a vivid and diverse past. Yet the stories and figures that dominate Scottish history - tales of failure, submission, thwarted ambition and tragedy - often badly serve this great nation, overshadowing the rich tapestry of her intricate past.
Historian Neil Oliver presents a compelling new portrait of Scottish history, peppered with action, high drama and centuries of turbulence that have helped to shape modern Scotland. Along the way, he takes in iconic landmarks and historic architecture; debunks myths surrounding Scotland's famous sons; recalls forgotten battles; charts the growth of patriotism; and explores recent political developments, capturing Scotland's sense of identity and celebrating her place in the wider world.
Neil Oliver is a Scottish archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer who has become widely known as the presenter of BBC's flagship seriesA History of Scotland.
Before that, his distinctive style was much in evidence as the charismatic presenter of the award-winning multi-part documentary seriesCoastand the author of its tie-in book.
His archaeological training at Glasgow University was put to good use in BBC2's seriesTwo Men in a Trenchwhere he visited historic British battlefields and attempted to recreate the events of each battle. He co-wrote the two accompanying books. He has also presented the BBC seriesA History of Ancient Britain,Vikings,The Last ExplorersandSacred Wonders of Britain, as well asCoast Australia. He lives in Stirling with his wife and three children.
Find out more at www.neiloliver.com or follow him on Twitter @NEIL_OLIVER_A vivid and compellnig picture of a country we may thnk we know, but one that can still surprise.GOOD BOOK GUIDEOliver has a great passion folĂ0
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