`a treasure-trove of informed entries ... will become the main point of entry for both serious and casual readers of Scottish history' History Today
`an essential purchase for anyone who wants or needs to know about any aspect of Scotland' Glasgow Herald
`brings freshness to both subject matter and writing ... accurate and reliable' History Scotland
`compelling reading ... a handy and entertaining reference' Aberdeen Press and Journal
`an impressively informed volume' The Independent
`it should be part of any serious personal library' Glasgow Herald
About the Author
Michael Lynch is Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh. He is a Trustee of the National Museums of Scotland, Chairman of the Ancient Monuments Board for Scotland, and President of the Historical Association of Scotland.