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Historic Wigtown

Author : Richard D. Oram
ISBN : UCLA:L0106244106
Genre : History
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Situated in what now seems a remote corner of south-west Scotland, Wigtown was once an important county town. With its harbour and location at the lowest fording point of the River Cree, Wigtown was at one time part of a major network of land and sea routes, including a pilgrim route to Whithorn. The layout of the town is notable for its large market square, a reflection of its importance in the cattle trade in the medieval period. The town achieved burgh status in the thirteenth century, by which time it was an important trading centre, and the present arrangement of streets and burgage plots dates to this time. Today the principal access route is from the north, rather than through the East and West Ports which controlled access to the great market place. The burgh arms depict a three-masted sailing ship, demonstrating the importance placed on its maritime trade. This book examines both the town's political history, as it passed between the earldoms of Wigtown and Douglas, and its economic history, as it competed with Whithorn, before its eventual decline in the later nineteenth century. The authors use the surviving buildings to examine the development of the town from the medieval to the modern period. This book is part of the Scottish Burgh Survey - a series funded by Historic Scotland designed to identify the archaeological potential of Scotland's historic towns.
Category: History

History Of Everyday Life In Scotland 1600 To 1800

Author : Elizabeth Foyster
ISBN : 9780748629060
Genre : History
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This book explores the ordinary daily routines, behaviours, experiences and beliefs of the Scottish people during a period of immense political, social and economic change. It underlines the importance of the church in post-Reformation Scottish society, but also highlights aspects of everyday life that remained the same, or similar, notwithstanding the efforts of the kirk, employers and the state to alter behaviours and attitudes.Drawing upon and interrogating a range of primary sources, the authors create a richly coloured, highly-nuanced picture of the lives of ordinary Scots from birth through marriage to death. Analytical in approach, the coverage of topics is wide, ranging from the ways people made a living, through their non-work activities including reading, playing and relationships, to the ways they experienced illness and approached death.This volume:*Provides a rich and finely nuanced social history of the period 1600-1800 *Gets behind the politics of Union and Jacobitism, and the experience of agricultural and industrial 'revolution'*Presents the scholarly expertise of its contributing authors in a accessible way*Includes a guide to further reading indicating sources for further study
Category: History

Tracing Your Family History On The Internet Second Edition

Author : Chris Paton
ISBN : 9781473831919
Genre : Reference
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This fully revised second edition of Chris Paton's best-selling guide is essential reading if you want to make effective use of the internet in your family history research. Every day new records and resources are placed online and new methods of sharing research and communicating across cyberspace become available, and his handbook is the perfect introduction to them. He has checked and updated all the links and other sources, added new ones, written a new introduction and substantially expanded the social networking section. Never before has it been so easy to research family history using the internet, but he demonstrates that researchers need to take a cautious approach to the information they gain from it. They need to ask, where did the original material come from and has it been accurately reproduced, why was it put online, what has been left out and what is still to come? As he leads the researcher through the multitude of resources that are now accessible online, he helps to answer these questions. He shows what the internet can and cannot do, and he warns against the various traps researchers can fall into along the way.As seen in Your Family Tree Magazine.
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History Rescued

Author : Mark Napier
ISBN : HARVARD:32044081256455
Genre : Covenanters
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Wigtown And Whithorn

Author : Gordon Fraser
ISBN : UCAL:$B755663
Genre : Scottish wit and humor
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Historic Stranraer

Author : Elizabeth Patricia Dennison
ISBN : UOM:39015038567031
Genre : Galloway (Scotland)
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Category: Galloway (Scotland)

Scottish Town In The Age Of The Enlightenment 1740 1820

Author : Bob Harris
ISBN : 9780748692590
Genre : Social Science
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This heavily illustrated and innovative study is founded upon personal documents, town council minutes, legal cases, inventories, travellers' tales, plans and drawings relating to some 30 Scots burghs of the Georgian period. It establishes a distinctive a
Category: Social Science


Author : Mrs. N. J. H. Collins
ISBN : NYPL:33433075877542
Genre : Great Britain
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Dumfries And Galloway

Author : Edward J. Cowan
ISBN : 9781788852531
Genre : History
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Dumfries and Galloway is one of the least-known regions of Scotland. Despite memories and traditions to match those of Gaelic-speaking Scotland, it has been seriously understudied. This innovative, ground-breaking study looks mainly at the everyday lives and culture of people in this region during a period of profound agricultural, industrial and demographic change. In doing so, it uncovers new information about a wide range of topics in local history, including food, festivals andfolklore, music, mining, the development of towns and villages, population, smuggling, the experience of migration, andthe question of identity. All of the contributors to the book are specialists in their fields and have an in-depth knowledge of the region through life and work.
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Tracing Your Scottish Family History On The Internet

Author : Chris Paton
ISBN : 9781526768391
Genre : Reference
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Scotland is a land with a proud and centuries long history that far predates its membership of Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Today in the 21st century it is also a land that has done much to make its historical records accessible, to help those with Caledonian ancestry trace their roots back to earlier times and a world long past. In Tracing Scottish Family History on the Internet, Chris Paton expertly guides the family historian through the many Scottish records offerings available, but also cautions the reader that not every record is online, providing detailed advice on how to use web based finding aids to locate further material across the country and beyond. He also examines social networking and the many DNA platforms that are currently further revolutionizing online Scottish research. From the Scottish Government websites offering access to our most important national records, to the holdings of local archives, libraries, family history societies, and online vendors, Chris Paton takes the reader across Scotland, from the Highlands and Islands, through the Central Belt and the Lowlands, and across the diaspora, to explore the various flavors of Scottishness that have bound us together as a nation for so long.
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Southern Historical Magazine

Author : Virgil Anson Lewis
ISBN : HARVARD:32044019264787
Genre : Ohio River Valley
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Historic Wigtown

Author : Robert Goulay
ISBN : OCLC:502549174
Genre : Cities and towns
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Category: Cities and towns

Writers Artists Yearbook 2020

Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9781472947505
Genre : Reference
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Packed with practical advice, guidance and inspiration about all aspects of the writing process, this Yearbook is the essential resource on how to get published. It will guide authors and illustrators across all genres and markets: those looking for a traditional, hybrid or self-publishing route to publication; writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets and playwrights, writers for TV and radio, newspapers and magazines. New articles for the 2020 edition include: - Raffaella Barker Writing romantic fiction - Chris Bateman Writing for video games: a guide for the curious - Dean Crawford Going solo: self-publishing in the digital age - Jill Dawson On mentoring - Melissa Harrison So you want to write about nature ... - Kerry Hudson Writing character-led novels - Mark Illis Changing lanes: writing across genres and forms - Maxim Jakubowski Defining genre fiction - Antony Johnston Breaking into comics - Suzanne O'Sullivan Writing about science for the general reader - Tim Pears Writing historical fiction: lessons learned - Di Redmond Ever wanted to write a saga? - Anna Symon Successful screenwriting - Nell Stevens Blurring facts with fiction: memoir and biography - Ed Wilson Are you ready to submit?
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A History Of Dumfries And Galloway

Author : Herbert Maxwell
ISBN : 9781447486862
Genre : History
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This early work on Scottish history is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the history of Dumfries and Galloway from A.D. 79 onward. This is a fascinating work and thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in Scottish regional history. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Category: History