The Scottish Prisoner

The Scottish Prisoner
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2011-11-29
ISBN: 0345533496
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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“This could be the worthy Lord John Grey’s breakout novel, as readers are treated to large dollops of Outlander hero Jamie Fraser.”—Booklist A captivating return to the world Diana Gabaldon created in her Outlander and Lord John series, The Scottish Prisoner is a masterpiece of epic history, wicked deceit, and scores that can only be settled in blood. London, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war, life is coming apart at the seams. In the remote Lake District, where he’s close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own, Jamie’s quiet existence is interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the appearance of an erstwhile comrade still fighting to rally the Irish. But Jamie has sworn off politics, fighting, and war. Until Lord John Grey shows up with a summons that will take him away from everything he loves—again. Lord John is in possession of explosive documents that expose a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. Soon Lord John and Jamie are unwilling companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark castles hold dreadful secrets, and whose bogs hide the bones of the dead. Praise for The Scottish Prisoner “Call it what you will—historical adventure, conspiracy thriller—it’s an engrossing story, masterfully paced, with exciting plot twists, swift reversals, and robust characterizations.”—The Globe and Mail “As always, Gabaldon goes above and beyond. . . . If you love historical fiction, this book could be a good entrance point into the Outlander world.”—Bookreporter

The Scottish Prisoner

The Scottish Prisoner
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2012-05-29
ISBN: 0385668384
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scottish Prisoner Book Excerpt:

In a novel featuring Outlander hero Jamie Fraser in a major role, #1 bestselling author Diana Gabaldon continues the Lord John series. Jamie Fraser, a Scottish Jacobite officer paroled as a prisoner of war on an estate in the Lake District, finds the numbness of his days disturbed. First, by dreams of his dead wife, then by the presence of the small son he cannot claim. Much more disturbing is the sudden reappearance in his life of Lord John Grey, with a summons that will take him—again—from everything he values. A legacy from a dead friend has led Lord John and his brother Hal in pursuit of a corrupt army officer, along a trail of politics and murder. The matter becomes critical when the trail leads into Ireland, with a baffling message left in the tongue called "Erse"—the language spoken by Scottish Highlanders. Jamie is forced to help the Greys, in order to guard his own secrets. But the Greys have secrets, too, which may deprive him of his life, as well as his liberty.

The Scottish Prisoner

The Scottish Prisoner
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-12-01
ISBN: 1409130991
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From the international bestselling author of the Outlander series, the terrific new novel featuring the ever-popular Lord John. 1760. Jamie Fraser is a paroled prisoner-of-war in the remote Lake District. Close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own, his quiet existence is interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the appearance of Tobias Quinn, an erstwhile comrade from the Rising. Lord John Grey - aristocrat, soldier, sometime spy - is in possession of papers which reveal a damning case of corruption and murder against a British officer. But the documents also hint at a far more dangerous conspiracy. Soon Lord John and Jamie are unwilling companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose castles hold dreadful secrets, and where the bones of the dead are hidden, in an epic story of treachery - and scores that can only be settled in blood.

History of the Scottish Expedition to Norway in 1612

History of the Scottish Expedition to Norway in 1612
Author: Thomas Michell
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-11-24
ISBN: 1465605487
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the Scottish Expedition to Norway in 1612 Book Excerpt:

ÊMore than two centuries and a half have elapsed since the date of the occurrence so well known in Norway as the "Skottetog," or Scottish expedition, of which but little has hitherto been authentically known in Scotland. Notwithstanding, therefore, the conspicuous position which the so-called "Sinclair Expedition" holds in the traditions, and to some extent also in the literature and the art, of Norway, a fresh examination of the subject by the impartial light of historical truth is justified by the recent discovery of several documents in the State Archives of England, Scotland, and Sweden. Although Mšnnichhofen's expedition through Stordalen, and the Scottish invasion of Romsdalen and Gudbrandsdalen which formed an integral but unsuccessful part of that expedition, took place in 1612, no account of the latter appeared in print earlier than the year 1688, when Puffendorff wrote his "Introduction to Swedish History;" and it was only three years later that Widikindi, another Swedish historian, gave a narrative of it in a History of Gustavus Adolphus. Among Danish historians, Niels Slange was the first of any eminence to reproduce the now palpable errors of Puffendorff and Widikindi, in a History of Christian IV., written in 1732. In 1782, the subject of the Skottetog first became popularized in Norway by the publication, in a periodical journal called the Dansk Museum, of the spirit-stirring poem by Edvard Storm, which Norwegian children still learn by heart and in song, and which has even been well circulated in the English and German languages.

The Involuntary American

The Involuntary American
Author: Carol Gardner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-12
ISBN: 9781594163128
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Involuntary American Book Excerpt:

A Common Man's Survival After Being Captured at the Battle of Dunbar and Sold into Servitude in America In the winter of 1650-51, one hundred fifty ragged and hungry Scottish prisoners of war arrived at Massachusetts Bay Colony, where they were sold as indentured laborers for 20 to 30 pounds each. Among them was Thomas Doughty, a common foot soldier who had survived the Battle of Dunbar, a forced marched of 100 miles without food or water, imprisonment in Durham Cathedral, and a difficult Atlantic crossing. An ordinary individual who experienced extraordinary events, Doughty was among some 420 Scottish soldiers who were captured during the War of the Three Kingdoms, transported to America, and sold between 1650 and 1651. Their experiences offer a fresh perspective on seventeenth--century life. The Involuntary American: A Scottish Prisoner's Journey to the New World by Carol Gardner describes Doughty's life as a soldier, prisoner of war, exile, servant, lumberman, miller, and ultimately free landowner. It follows him and his peers through critical events: the apex of the Little Ice Age, the War of the Three Kingdoms, the colonization of New England, the burgeoning transatlantic trade in servants and slaves, King Philip's and King William's wars, and the Salem witch crisis. First-person accounts of individuals who lived through those events--Scottish, English, Puritan, Native American, wealthy, poor, working class, educated or not-- provide rich period detail and a variety of perspectives. The Involuntary American demonstrates how even indi-viduals of humble circumstances were swept into the mael-strom of the First Global Age. It expands our understanding of immigration to the colonies, colonial servitude, the link-ages and tensions between Europe, Massachusetts Bay, and America's northeastern frontier, and of New England socie-ty in the early colonial period.

John Knox and the Scottish Reformation

John Knox and the Scottish Reformation
Author: George Barnett Smith
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1895
ISBN: 5871884415
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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John Knox and the Scottish Reformation

The Scottish chiefs Revised

The Scottish chiefs  Revised
Author: Jane Porter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1854
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Scottish chiefs a romance

The Scottish chiefs  a romance
Author: Jane Porter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1831
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Scottish Chiefs

The Scottish Chiefs
Author: Jane Porter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 418
Release: 1810
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Scotland
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Scottish Chiefs

The Scottish Chiefs
Author: Jane Porter
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 980
Release: 2022-09-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scottish Chiefs Book Excerpt:

"The Scottish Chiefs" is a romantic and suspenseful novel about14th-century heroes of Scotland, Sir William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. They were the brave Scots who rebelled against the tyranny of King Edward. The book is brimming with beautiful speeches and descriptions, excitement, battles, tragedy, and heroic deeds.

The Scottish Chiefs etc

The Scottish Chiefs  etc
Author: Jane Porter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1854
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A history of the Scottish people from the earliest times

A history of the Scottish people from the earliest times
Author: Thomas Napier Thomson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Philip Rollo or The Scottish musketeers

Philip Rollo  or  The Scottish musketeers
Author: James Grant
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1854
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Scottish War of Independence

The Scottish War of Independence
Author: William Burns
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Scotland
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Life of John Knox the Scottish Reformer

The Life of John Knox  the Scottish Reformer
Author: Thomas M'Crie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1839
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Scottish Chiefs Revised Corrected and Illustrated with a New Retrospective Introduction Notes c by the Author With Plates Including a Portrait

The Scottish Chiefs     Revised  Corrected and Illustrated with a New Retrospective Introduction  Notes  c   by the Author   With Plates  Including a Portrait
Author: Jane Porter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 580
Release: 1840
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scottish Chiefs Revised Corrected and Illustrated with a New Retrospective Introduction Notes c by the Author With Plates Including a Portrait Book Excerpt:

Publications of the Scottish History Society

Publications of the Scottish History Society
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 710
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Scotland
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Politics of Punishment

The Politics of Punishment
Author: Louise Brangan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2021-05-17
ISBN: 1000378063
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Punishment Book Excerpt:

Prisons are everywhere. Yet they are not everywhere alike. How can we explain the differences in cross-national uses of incarceration? The Politics of Punishment explores this question by undertaking a comparative sociological analysis of penal politics and imprisonment in Ireland and Scotland. Using archives and oral history, this book shows that divergences in the uses of imprisonment result from the distinctive features of a nation’s political culture: the different political ideas, cultural values and social anxieties that shape prison policymaking. Political culture thus connects large-scale social phenomena to actual carceral outcomes, illuminating the forces that support and perpetuate cross-national penal differences. The work therefore offers a new framework for the comparative study of penality. This is also an important work of sociology and history. By closely tracking how and why the politics of punishment evolved and adapted over time, we also yield rich and compelling new accounts of both Irish and Scottish penal cultures from 1970 to the 1990s. The Politics of Punishment will be essential reading for students and academics interested in the sociology of punishment, comparative penology, criminology, penal policymaking, law and social history.

Cromwell s Convicts

Cromwell s Convicts
Author: John Sadler,Rosie Serdiville
Publsiher: Pen and Sword Military
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2020-03-20
ISBN: 1526738236
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cromwell s Convicts Book Excerpt:

Cromwell's Convicts not only describes the Battle of Dunbar but concentrates on the grim fate of the soldiers taken prisoner after the battle. On 3 September 1650 Oliver Cromwell won a decisive victory over the Scottish Covenanters at the Battle of Dunbar – a victory that is often regarded as his finest hour – but the aftermath, the forced march of 5,000 prisoners from the battlefield to Durham, was one of the cruellest episodes in his career. The march took them seven days, without food and with little water, no medical care, the property of a ruthless regime determined to eradicate any possibility of further threat. Those who survived long enough to reach Durham found no refuge, only pestilence and despair. Exhausted, starving and dreadfully weakened, perhaps as many as 1,700 died from typhus and dysentery. Those who survived were condemned to hard labour and enforced exile in conditions of virtual slavery in a harsh new world across the Atlantic. Cromwell's Convicts describes their ordeal in detail and, by using archaeological evidence, brings the story right up to date. John Sadler and Rosie Serdiville describe the battle at Dunbar, but their main focus is on the lethal week-long march of the captives that followed. They make extensive use of archive material, retrace the route taken by the prisoners and describe the recent archaeological excavations in Durham which have identified some of the victims and given us a graphic reminder of their fate.

The Lockerbie Bombing

The Lockerbie Bombing
Author: Kenny MacAskill
Publsiher: Biteback Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-05-26
ISBN: 1785901060
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lockerbie Bombing Book Excerpt:

On 21 December 1988, Pan Am flight 103 departed London Heathrow for New York. Shortly after take-off, a bomb detonated, killing all aboard and devastating the small Scottish town of Lockerbie below. Only one man has ever been convicted of the crime: Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, though few believe that he acted alone. In 2009, a request was made by Libya for al-Megrahi’s release from prison on compassionate grounds after he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The decision to grant or deny that request fell squarely and exclusively on the shoulders of one man: Kenny MacAskill, Scotland’s Justice Secretary from 2007 to 2014. Detailing the build-up to the atrocity and the carnage left in its wake, MacAskill narrates the international investigation that followed and the diplomatic intrigue that saw a Scottish court convened in the Netherlands. He describes the controversial release of al-Megrahi, explains the international dimensions involved and lays bare the commercial and security interests that ran in the background throughout the investigation and trial. Finally, he answers how and why it happened – and who was really responsible for the worst terrorist attack to have occurred on British soil before or since.