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The Memorabilia of Perth By Scotland's Greatest Story
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This remarkable book, first published in 1806, is a genealogical treasure trove for those with Perth ancestry, and contains the following: A physical description of Perth in 1806; Historical... More > Memoranda Respecting Perth (including the earliest history of Perth, and names of all Provosts, Bailies, Deans of Guild and Treasurers from 1465 to 1805); Charters Relating to the Priviliges of Perth (translated from Latin); Lists - the ministers and rectors of the town's grammar school and academy; ministers of Perth from the Reformation; subscribers for the building of the town's bridge in 1776, and for the public seminaries in 1804; & The Rev Alexander Duff's Traditional Account of the Death of John, Earl of Gowrie in 1600. The book, reprinted in eBook format by Scotland's Greatest Story, is presented in PDF format.< Less
Perth Assembly By David Calderwood
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Perth Assembly was written by David Calderwood in 1619. It was printed in Leyden, Holland by the Pilgrims just a year before they made the voyage to America to settle at Plymouth Colony. The book... More > enraged King James I, who sent authorities to Holland to arrest William Brewster, the printer. Brewster fled to England and went into hiding. He was never apprehended, and later made the voyage to America in 1620. Calderwood wrote Perth Assembly out of protest to King James’ imposition of the “Five Articles” upon the Church of Scotland. He fled to Holland after publishing the book, and didn’t return to Scotland until after the death of James I, in 1625.< Less
Perth & The Big Sleep; Other Essays By Greg Hoey
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"A collection of essays on politics that are so bad - they're actually quite good! Just do'nt mention that fact to your friends." A collection of lively essays by the author about his home... More > town as well other areas of life, both on a social as well political front.< Less
One Final Hurdle: A Fans' History of St Johnstone FC By Rob McInroy
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A Fans' history of St Johnstone Football Club, telling the story of its origins in the 1880s through to the Scottish Cup Final victory against Dundee United in 2014. It features reminiscences and... More > Saints memories from 220 St Johnstone supporters. One Final Hurdle is compiled by Rob McInroy and includes a foreword by Stuart Cosgrove of the BBC and Off the Ball. Some reviews: "The book is dynamite. It goes all the way up to the Lucerne game. Thanks again. It's a belter. Saints fans buy it on sight." "A very professional publication - great job done by a real supporter." "I am very impressed. I would recommend it. Rob has done the club and supporters proud." "a must for all Saints fans." "I think it is fabulous. A huge well done to Rob and to everyone who contributed. For those that have not got a copy yet, this is a must buy book." "Thanks for the book. It's great to have such a reminder so full of our own memories and comments!"< Less
John Spottiswoode Jacobean Archbishop and Statesman By A S Wayne Pearce
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Archbishop John Spottiswoode (1565-1639) was one of the most important men of his generation in Scotland. Originally a zealous Presbyterian, he became an Episcopalian sympathizer sometime in the... More > 1590s, and was nominated as Archbishop of Glasgow in 1603 following the death of the pre-Reformation Archbishop James Beaton. Spottiswoode’s abilities as an administrator and politician quickly became apparent. In 1615 he was elevated to the Archbishopric of St Andrews where he dominated Scottish politics for the rest of his life. In this careful study, Dr Wayne Pearce considers the career of Spottiswoode until the death of James VI in 1625. While seeking to understand Spottiswoode’s perspective, the study does not shy away from the blemishes in his conduct and character. • The result is a fascinating account of the continuing struggle between the adherents of Presbyterianism, Episcopalianism, and Roman Catholicism in Scotland during those momentous years.< Less
Scottish Reformation Society Historical Journal, vol.3, 2013 By Douglas Somerset (ed.)
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The Scottish Reformation Society Historical Journal contains articles on Scottish Church history written from an evangelical perspective. Subjects in the 2013 issue include John Knox and the... More > destruction of the Perth friaries in 1559; the Scottish Covenanters and uniformity of Church government with England in the 1640s; the Scottish Church in Rotterdam in 1643; Alexander Shields and the Revolution Settlement of 1689; James Begg and the 1872 Education Act; the History of the Kames Free Presbyterian Church 1893-1994; and Movements in main-line Presbyterian Churches in Scotland in the twentieth Century.< Less
Anne of Geierstein By Walter Scott
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The novel is set shortly after the battle of Tewkesbury (1471), in which the Yorkist king Edward IV had finally defeated the Lancastrian party. Along with The Fair Maid of Perth, Anne of Geierstein... More > was Scott's most commercially successful novel after 1825. Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), began his career writing narrative poetry, and later re-launched his career as a novelist. Deriving most of his material from his native Scotland, its history and its legends, Scott invented and mastered what we know today as the historical novel.< Less
My Campbell Heritage By TC Cottrell
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The author traces his Campbell ancestors through at least seven generations to Perth in central Scotland. Details on children and grandchildren are included when known. The author also includes... More > interesting facts about the times and places where they lived as well as weaving their life stories into local history when he believes it will add value. Details on living persons is limited or excluded. Much of the information was passed down within the author's family and is based on original sources that have not been made available in published works other than the author's earlier publication "Cottrell-Brashear Family Linage" which contained some Campbell history. The author includes copies of family documents as well as family photographs. Sources are extensively documented as footnotes at the bottom of each page. Timeline and ancestor charts are also provided. An "all name" index lists page numbers for each individual.< Less
Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions -- Volume 3 By Charles Mackay
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Charles Mackay (27 March 1814 – 24 December 1889) was a... More > Scottish poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist, and songwriter, remembered mainly for his book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.Charles Mackay was born in Perth, Scotland. His father, George Mackay, was a bombardier in the Royal Artillery, and his mother Amelia Cargill died shortly after his birth. His birthdate was 26 March 1812, although he always gave it as 27 March 1814.Mackay was educated at the Caledonian Asylum, in London. In 1828 he was placed by his father at a school in Brussels, on the Boulevard de Namur, and studied languages. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Mackay_(author)< Less
Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions -- Volume 2 By Charles Mackay
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Charles Mackay (27 March 1814 – 24 December 1889) was a... More > Scottish poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist, and songwriter, remembered mainly for his book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.Charles Mackay was born in Perth, Scotland. His father, George Mackay, was a bombardier in the Royal Artillery, and his mother Amelia Cargill died shortly after his birth. His birthdate was 26 March 1812, although he always gave it as 27 March 1814.Mackay was educated at the Caledonian Asylum, in London. In 1828 he was placed by his father at a school in Brussels, on the Boulevard de Namur, and studied languages. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Mackay_(author)< Less