September 3, 2012 4:11 PM Subscribe
Can you recommend a popular history of Scotland--book, documentary, TV series, whatever--that I can consume before our trip there next summer?
posted by WorkingMyWayHome to Society & Culture (12 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
My partner and I are planning to visit Scotland next summer and I'd like to learn a bit about the history of the country before we get there (I'm an American). I'm having a hard time choosing between the various popular history books out there, so would like to hear your recommendations. TV shows and documentaries are also welcome as long as I can access them somehow in the U.S. (I have a Netflix account). Other books about Scotland--culture, food, memoirs, particularly good guidebooks, etc.--are also welcome, as long as they aren't too academic or heavy (I've got my college coursework for that).
Thank you very much for your help!