By Fiona Watson
From the early settlers after the final Ice Age, and the parable and formality that surrounds that prehistoric interval, Fiona Watson charts the evolution of the Scottish humans - as Scots, Picts and Angles - and their interplay with the realm overseas, from invasions by way of the Romans and Vikings and teh medieval wars of independence with England all through to Devolution.
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