Scottish History

This course considers the history of Scotland between 1603 and 1715, charting the kingdom’s key political, social, cultural, and economic changes during this turbulent period. Topics will include the Scottish ‘witch-hunts’, the mid-seventeenth century civil wars, the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707, and the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion. Particular attention will be given to how these national events impacted Scots in Glasgow at a local level. Participants will be encouraged to consider distinctions between cultural myth and historical interpretation and to develop the critical thinking and skills required for undergraduate study.

Suggested initial reading:
There is no one book that would be a suitable background to the Scottish History course. However, you might like to try looking at:
Jenny Wormald, ed., Scotland: A History (2005) - chapters 4-6. Available online via the Glasgow University Library Website


Key facts

  • Cost: £290
  • Credits: 20