History of Scotland
Welcome to History of Scotland. This course is being designed to introduce the general reader to Scottish history. As with all Wikiversity Courses, this is a continual joint collaboration among numerous sources, so please check back at regular intervals. Also, please feel free to use the discussion tab at the top of the page for any questions, comments, concerns, or ideas concerning this course.
This course will involve a series of activities involving reading various articles from Wikipedia and other sources. You may find it useful to take notes as you go, in order to consolidate your learning. You might also try writing short essays on topics that interest you.
Follow the link to the Wikipedia page on History of Scotland. Read the introductory section, and the sections on Prehistoric Scotland, and the Roman Invasion. You can follow up on any links you are interested in. You may also be interested in Skara Brae, Maes Howe, and broch.
Read the section The Stewarts in History of Scotland. Then read House of Stewart. You should also read Robert II of Scotland and James I of England, and might choose to follow other links on the Stewarts in History of Scotland.
Return again to History of Scotland, and read the section on the Wars of the Three Kingdoms and the Puritan Commonwealth. Read the articles at Wars of the Three Kingdoms and Scotland in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. You may also be interested in Oliver Cromwell, the Covenanters, and Charles II of England.
Please read the section on The Deposition of James VII on History of Scotland. Other articles to read could include James VII of Scotland, William III of England, the Glorious Revolution, and Jacobitism.
Returning again to History of Scotland, please read the first section on the 18th century. Please also follow the links to Glasgow and Edinburgh. We will read more about the Jacobites below. Read the subsection on the Union, and follow the link to the Treaty of Union.
Now read the subsection on the Jacobites at History of Scotland, and follow the links to James Francis Edward Stuart, Jacobite, and the Act of Union 1707, You may also choose to look at Battle of Preston, Battle of Prestonpans, and Battle of Culloden.
You can now read the section in History of Scotland on the Scottish Enlightenment, and the main article at Scottish Enlightenment. Other links to follow are Francis Hutcheson, Adam Smith, David Hume, Dugald Stewart, James Hutton, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, and University of Glasgow.
We now turn to the 19th century: please read the section in History of Scotland, and follow the links to the Duke of Argyll, Duke of Atholl, Duke of Buccleuch, Duke of Sutherland, Scottish Canadian, and Scottish American.
Now read the section in History of Scotland on 19th century Culture. You can also follow the links to Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Visit of King George IV to Scotland, tartan, kilts, and George MacDonald.
In History of Scotland, the next section is on Religion: The Disruption of 1843. Read this section, and follow the links to Disruption of 1843, Church of Scotland,Thomas Chalmers, Free Church of Scotland, and United Presbyterian Church of Scotland. You might also want to read about the Conservative Party (UK) and the Liberal Party (UK).
Please now read the section on Industrial Revolution in History of Scotland, and follow the links to Industrial Revolution, Andrew Carnegie and the River Clyde. Please also read the sections on Coal and the Railways.
The next sections in History of Scotland concern rural life and the highlands. Please read these sections and follow the links to the Corn Laws, the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,the Battle of Culloden, the Highland Land League,and the Crofters' Holdings (Scotland) Act 1886.
Now read the sections in History of Scotland on population growth and national politics. You can also follow the links on the Whigs, Lord Aberdeen, William E Gladstone, Lord Salisbury, the Duke of Richmond, the Earl of Rosebery, Irish Home Rule, Liberal Unionist Party, Keir Hardie, the Mid Lanarkshire by-election, 1888, Scottish Labour Party and Independent Labour Party.
The next section in History of Scotland is on industrial expansion. Read the section, and if you wish, follow the links to New Lanark, the American Civil War, Aberdeen Angus, Clydeside, and Scotts Shipbuilding Company.
Please now read the section in History of Scotland on intellectual life and the Scottish Enlightenment. You can also follow the links to James Clerk Maxwell, Lord Kelvin, James Watt, William Murdoch, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Kailyard fiction, J.M.Barrie, and George MacDonald. Moving from literature to art and architecture, there are links to follow for Glasgow School, Celtic Revival, Arts and Crafts Movement, Japonisme, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Margaret MacDonald, Frances MacDonald, and Herbert MacNair.
The following section in History of Scotland deals with the Highlands. Read the section, and follow the links to Highlands of Scotland, Napoleonic Wars , Romanticism, Visit of King George IV to Scotland, Queen Victoria, Balmoral Castle, French Revolutionary Wars, Irish Potato Famine, Christian revival, Skye, and Crofting Commission. You will probably have read many other links earlier, eg Duke of Argyll, Duke of Atholl, Duke of Buccleuch, Duke of Sutherland, Corn Laws, Highland Land League, Crofters' Holdings (Scotland) Act 1886, Liberal Party(UK). Feel free to refresh your memory by visiting these links again.
The next section in History of Scotland covers the topic of migration. Please read the section, and follow the links to John Witherspoon, John Paul Jones, Andrew Carnegie, Alexander Graham Bell, James Murray, John A MacDonald, Tommy Douglas, Lachlan Macquarie, Thomas Brisbane, Andrew Fisher, Peter Fraser, James Mckenzie, Scotch Canadians, and Scottish Americans.
Turning again to History of Scotland, we find the next section is on religious schism and revival. You may already have read the links on History of Christianity in Scotland, but you can read them again if you wish to refresh your knowledge. [[wikipedia:, [[wikipedia:,
Wikimedia commons resources
- BBC - Scotland's History
- BBC - Scottish History
- Learning and Teaching Scotland - Scotland's History
- Heritage of Scotland - History of Scotland
Scottish history in popular culture
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