The Great Tapestry of Scotland Colouring Book

This book features a selection of drawings featuring complete panels as well as details by Andrew Crummy, all specially adapted to allow colouring enthusiasts to share in this remarkable work of art.

Author: Andrew Crummy

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 1780277083

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The Great Tapestry of Scotland is one of the most ambitious community arts projects ever undertaken. The brainchild of best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat, and artist Andrew Crummy, it was created by a team of over a thousand volunteer stitchers between 2012 and 2013, who cumulatively spent more than 50,000 hours on the project. At 143 meters, it is twice the length of the Bayeux Tapestry, and its 160 panels features key moment from over 8,500 of Scottish history.This book features a selection of drawings featuring complete panels as well as details by Andrew Crummy, all specially adapted to allow coloring enthusiasts to share in this remarkable work of art.
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The Great Tapestry of Scotland Colouring Book

Author: Andrew Crummy

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 1780272405

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A colouring book for very young children based on details from the acclaimed Great Tapestry of Scotland. Includes pictures of animals, people and objects of huge importance in the history of Scotland, from earliest times to the present day.
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The Great Tapestry of Scotland

This book, with a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith, tells the story of this unique undertaking - one of the biggest community arts projects ever to take place in Scotland - and reproduces in full colour a selection of the panels from the ...

Author: Alistair Moffat

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857906564

Category: Design

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The brainchild of bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of thousands of years of Scottish history and achievement, from the end of the last Ice Age to Dolly the Sheep. Like the Bayeux tapestry, the Great Tapestry of Scotland has been created on embroidered cloth, and is annotated in English, Gaelic, Scots and Latin. This book, with a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith, tells the story of this unique undertaking - one of the biggest community arts projects ever to take place in Scotland - and reproduces in full colour a selection of the panels from the completed tapestry, together with descriptive and explanatory material. It is published to coincide with the completion of the tapestry in August 2013. See www.scotlandstapestry.com for further details.
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The Great Tapestry of Scotland

THE GREAT TAPESTRY OF SCOTLAND: THE MAKING OF A MASTERPIECE The brainchild ... This book, with a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith, tells the story of this ...

Author: Alistair Moffat

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857906151

Category: Design

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The brainchild of bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of thousands of years of Scottish history and achievement, from the end of the last Ice Age to Dolly the Sheep. Like the Bayeux tapestry, the Great Tapestry of Scotland has been created on embroidered cloth, and is annotated in English, Gaelic, Scots and Latin. This book, with a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith, tells the story of this unique undertaking - one of the biggest community arts projects ever to take place in Scotland - and reproduces in full colour a selection of the panels from the completed tapestry, together with descriptive and explanatory material. It is published to coincide with the completion of the tapestry in August 2013. See www.scotlandstapestry.com for further details.
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Bannockburn

This book follows in detail the events of those two days that changed history. ... THE GREAT TAPESTRY OF SCOTLAND: THE MAKING OF A MASTERPIECE The ...

Author: Alistair Moffat

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857907998

Category: History

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Best-selling author Alistair Moffat offers fresh insights into one of the most famous battles in history. As 8,000 Scottish solders, most of them spearmen, faced 18,000 English infantrymen, archers and mounted knights on the morning of Sunday 23 June 1314, many would have that the result a foregone conclusion. But after two days' fighting, the English were routed. Edward II fled to Dunbar and took ship for home, and only one English unit escaped from Scotland intact. The emphatic defeat of much larger English force was the moment that enabled Scotland to remain independent and pursue a different destiny. This book follows in detail the events of those two days that changed history. In addition to setting the battle within its historical and political context Alistair Moffat captures all the fear, heroism, confusion and desperation of the fighting itself as he describes the tactics and manoeuvres that led to Scottish victory. The result is a very human picture of Bannockburn that recreates the experience not only of the leaders - Edward II and Robert the Bruce - but the ordinary men who fought to the death on both sides.
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The Wall

This book follows in detail the events of those two days that changed history. ... THE GREAT TAPESTRY OF SCOTLAND: THE MAKING OF A MASTERPIECE The ...

Author: Alistair Moffat

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857904812

Category: History

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In The Wall, Alistair Moffat's fascination shines through as he captures the enormous endeavour of the builders along with the captivating human stories the stones still tell after nearly two millennia.' The Scotsman Hadrian's Wall is the largest, most spectacular and one of the most enigmatic historical monument in Britain. Nothing else approaches its vast scale: a land wall running 73 miles from east to west and a sea wall stretching at least 26 miles down the Cumbrian coast. Many of its forts are as large as Britain's most formidable medieval castles, and the wide ditch dug to the south of the Wall, the vallum, is larger than any surviving prehistoric earthwork.Built in a ten-year period by more than 30,000 soldiers and labourers at the behest of an extraordinary emperor, the Wall consisted of more than 24 million stones, giving it a mass greater than all the Egyptian pyramids put together. At least a million people visit Hadrian's Wall each year and it has been designated a World Heritage Site. In this new book, based on literary and historical sources as well as the latest archaeological research, Alistair Moffat considers who built the Wall, how it was built, why it was built and how it affected the native peoples who lived in its mighty shadow. The result is a unique and fascinating insight into one of the Wonders of the Ancient World.
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Britain s Last Frontier

THE GREAT TAPESTRY OF SCOTLAND: THE MAKING OF A MASTERPIECE The brainchild ... This book, with a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith, tells the story of this ...

Author: Alistair Moffat

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857902283

Category: History

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The Highland Line is Britain's last meaningful frontier. First recognised by Agricola in the first century AD (parts of its most northerly section mark the furthest north the Romans advanced), it divides the country both geologically and culturally, signalling the border between Highland and Lowland, Celtic and English-speaking, crofting and farming. In Britain's Last Frontier, best-selling author Alistair Moffat makes a journey of the imagination as well as through geography, tracing the route of the Line from the battlefield at Culloden, along the Moray coast with occasional forays into the mountains. He then swings south-west at Stonehaven before arriving at Glasgow and the Clyde. In doing so he discovers how the Line has influenced life and attitudes for thousands of years. Packed with history, myth, anecdote and sharp observation, this is a fascinating and absorbing book that offers a new perspective on our national history.
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The Faded Map

THE GREAT TAPESTRY OF SCOTLAND: THE MAKING OF A MASTERPIECE The brainchild ... This book, with a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith, tells the story of this ...

Author: Alistair Moffat

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857900579

Category: History

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Modern communications have driven motorways and pylons through the countryside, dwarfed us with TV and telephone masts and drastically altered the way in which we move around, see and understand Scotland. Recent politics and logistics have established borders and jurisdictions which now seem permanent and impervious. The Faded Map looks beyond these to remember a land that was once quiet and green. It brings to vivid life the half-forgotten kings and kingdoms of two thousand years ago, of the time of the Romans, the Dark Ages and into the early medieval period. In this fascinating account, Alistair Moffat describes the landscape these men and women moved through and talks of a Celtic society which spoke to itself in Old Welsh, where the Sons of Prophesy ruled, and the time when the English kings of Bernicia held sway over vast swathes of what is now Scotland. Heroes rode out of the mists to challenge them and then join with them. The faint echo of the din of ancient battles can be heard as Alistair Moffat takes the reader on a remarkable journey around a lost Scotland.
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Britain

Like the Bayeux tapestry, the Great Tapestry of Scotland has been created on ... This book, with a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith, tells the story of ...

Author: Alistair Moffat

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857905673

Category: History

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Hidden inside all of us - every human being on Earth - is the story of our ancestry. Printed on our DNA are the origins of our lineages, the time in history and prehistory when they arose, and the epic journeys people have made across the globe. Based on exciting new research involving the most wide-ranging sampling of DNA ever made in Britain, Alistair Moffat, author of the bestselling The Scots: A Genetic Journey, shows how all of us who live on these islands are immigrants. The last ice age erased any trace of more ancient inhabitants, and the ancestors of everyone who now lives in Britain came here after the glaciers retreated and the land greened once more. In an epic narrative, sometimes moving, sometimes astonishing, always revealing, Moffat writes an entirely new history of Britain. Instead of the usual parade of the usual suspects - kings, queens, saints, warriors and the notorious - this is a people's history, a narrative made from stories only DNA can tell which offers insights into who we are and where we come from.
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Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms

Like the Bayeux tapestry, the Great Tapestry of Scotland has been created on ... This book, with a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith, tells the story of ...

Author: Alistair Moffat

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857902269

Category: History

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Alistair Moffat uncovers the mystery and myths surrounding one of british histories most enigmatic figures.
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The Scots

An almost limitless archive of our history lies hidden inside our bodies and we carry the ancient story of Scotland around with us. The mushrooming of genetic studies, of DNA analysis, is rewriting our history in spectacular fashion.

Author: Alistair Moffat

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 1780270321

Category: History

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History has always mattered to Scots, and rarely more so than now at the outset of a new century, with a new census appearing in 2011 and after more than ten years of a new parliament. An almost limitless archive of our history lies hidden inside our bodies and we carry the ancient story of Scotland around with us. The mushrooming of genetic studies, of DNA analysis, is rewriting our history in spectacular fashion. In Scotland: A Genetic Journey, Alistair Moffat explores the history that is printed on our genes, and in a remarkable new approach, uncovers the detail of where we are from, who we are and in so doing colour vividly a DNA map of Scotland.
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The Victoria and Albert Museum

BGM.001 Clothes from Scottish country houses -— VP. ... 750; Victoria and Albert colour books, - 754 Colour photographs from the American South — V.1983.046 ...

Author: Elizabeth James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134271061

Category: Reference

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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History of Scottish Women s Writing

So did Jane work her past ' like a great tapestry showing people , places , and events in every colour from sombre to gay , a huge experience ' ( Generation ...

Author: Gifford Douglas Gifford

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748672660

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

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This is the first comprehensive critical analysis of Scottish women's writing from its recoverable beginnings to the present day. Essays cover individual writers - such as Margaret Oliphant, Nan Shepherd, Muriel Spark and Liz Lochhead - as well as groups of writers or kinds of writing - such as women poets and dramatists, or Gaelic writing and the legacy of the Kailyard. In addition to poetry, drama and fiction, a varied body of non-fiction writing is also covered, including diaries, memoirs, biography and autobiography, didactic and polemic writing, and popular and periodical writing for and by women.
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The Bayeux Tapestry

Notes: Part of the series Historic Scotland. ... He also includes a color photograph of a Tapestry scene with a caption that dates the work “between ...

Author: John F. Szabo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442251564

Category: History

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With over 1780 entries, Szabo and Kuefler offer the largest and most heavily annotated bibliography on the Tapestry ever written.
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The Athenaeum

1 THE NEW HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT . to the great detriment of the purchasers . ... “ The Vision of that the brown colour of Valenciennes lace was due ties ...

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The New York Times Book Review

Saluting a master Joyce A magnificently Mllustrated history of tapestry and
tapestry making covering all styles , techniques , regions , and ... of the
Renaissance to the work of today's great tapestry artists . wiin 50 color
illustrations , plus 77 black - and - white photos . ... and his eyes were in geddon ,
meanwhile spawning awful shape , and the printers Einstein , Freud , Picasso ,
Emily were - Scottish .

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Presents extended reviews of noteworthy books, short reviews, essays and articles on topics and trends in publishing, literature, culture and the arts. Includes lists of best sellers (hardcover and paperback).
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Royal Academy Pictures

The Great Tapestry in Exeter College , Oxford . By Canon H. D. ... P.R.A. Private
Picture Collections in Glasgow and West of Scotland . MR . ... Our Illustrated Note
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From Domesday Book to Magna Carta 1087 1216

The series which is best preserved , however , is in the apse of the chapel of St ... reminiscent of the Bayeux tapestry of a hundred years earlier .

Author: Austin Lane Poole

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0192852876

Category: History

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This illuminating book provides an account of a century and a half of English medieval history, beginning with the compilation of the Domesday Book and culminating in the issue of the Magna Carta and the subsequent civil war. A. L. Poole assesses the social and economic background to theperiod, the position of the monarchy, progress in education, church reform, and also studies the twelfth-century renaissance in literature and art, providing a full and detailed study of everyday life in English towns and country in medieval England.'a model of its kind ... has the unusual merit of being at once comprehensive and uniformly satisfying'TES'an important and useful book, written and well written by a scholar of great learning and integrity'Guardian'a volume that all medievalists will admire and use will remain, alike for historians and for the general reader, an indispensable and adequate possession.'Tablet'the most brilliant and the most exciting of the medieval centuries to be judged by the highest standards'TLS
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Essays in the Economic History of the Atlantic World

... M. The Bayeux Tapestry: The Complete Tapestry in Colour. [London, 1985] Wing, Donald [G.] Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, ...

Author: John McCusker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134703401

Category: Business & Economics

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Written by one of the leading authorities on trade and finance in the early modern Atlantic world, these fourteen essays, revised and integrated for this volume, share as their common theme the development of the Atlantic economy, especially British America and the Caribbean. Topics treated range from early attempts in medieval England to measure the carrying capacity of ships, through the advent in Renaissance Italy and England of business newspapers that reported on the traffic of ships, cargoes and market prices, to the state of the economy of France over the two hundred years before the French Revolution and of the British West Indies between 1760 and 1790. Included is the story of Thomas Irving who challenged and thwarted the likes of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
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