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    Inverness: A History

    £14.99
    This definitive history-book sheds light on an important city that continues to communicate the vastness of the Scottish Highlands to the rest of the world
    ISBN: 9781912476107
    AuthorJames Miller
    Pub Date09/08/2018
    BindingPaperback
    Pages368
    Availability: In Stock

    Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is now Scotland's youngest city, a vibrantly growing community and the main destination for all tourists

    who seek their Highland roots or that more elusive creature - Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Inverness's history, however, belies its peaceful

    present. Founded by Scotland's monarchs as a strategic outpost on a wild frontier, the royal burgh on the Ness has been caught up time

    and again in the struggles that mark Highland and British history. Over the centuries, rebels against Lowland rule, the forces of Robert Bruce,

    followers of the Lord of the Isles, the English soldiers of Cromwell's army, and Jacobites have swaggered through its streets. Here, too, have

    come some of the great figures in Scotland's story - from St Columba, Mary, Queen of Scots and the Marquis of Montrose to Prince Charles

    Edward Stuart and Johnson and Boswell.

    Drawing on archive material from a wide range of sources, James Miller not only conveys in a sweeping narrative the drama of the city's long

    existence, but also concentrates on how, throughout its turbulent history, the merchants and burgesses struggled to make Inverness a pleasant,

    well-ordered community where commerce could flourish and the visitor would be welcome.

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    Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is now Scotland's youngest city, a vibrantly growing community and the main destination for all tourists

    who seek their Highland roots or that more elusive creature - Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Inverness's history, however, belies its peaceful

    present. Founded by Scotland's monarchs as a strategic outpost on a wild frontier, the royal burgh on the Ness has been caught up time

    and again in the struggles that mark Highland and British history. Over the centuries, rebels against Lowland rule, the forces of Robert Bruce,

    followers of the Lord of the Isles, the English soldiers of Cromwell's army, and Jacobites have swaggered through its streets. Here, too, have

    come some of the great figures in Scotland's story - from St Columba, Mary, Queen of Scots and the Marquis of Montrose to Prince Charles

    Edward Stuart and Johnson and Boswell.

    Drawing on archive material from a wide range of sources, James Miller not only conveys in a sweeping narrative the drama of the city's long

    existence, but also concentrates on how, throughout its turbulent history, the merchants and burgesses struggled to make Inverness a pleasant,

    well-ordered community where commerce could flourish and the visitor would be welcome.