As an antidote to more sober accounts of Scotland's history, Ian Crofon offers a colourful chronology of the eccentric, the infamous, the bawdy, the horrific and the hilarious people and events that have spattered across the pages of our nation's story.From the Royal High School riot to Marocco the Wonder Horse, from the War of the One-Eyed Woman to the MP cleared of stealing his ex-mistress's knickers, Scottish History Without the Boring Bits includes a host of little-known tales that you won't find in more conventional works of history.Ian Crofton's alternative history of Scotland looks at the country's seedy underbelly with a quizzical eye.
Ian Crofton has written a wide range of non-fiction books, including a number that look at the quirkier aspects of history and other subjects, including History without the Boring Bits, Science Without the Boring Bits, and A Curious History of Food and Drink. Born in Edinburgh, he studied at the University of Sussex before working as an editor at Collins in Glasgow. He now works freelance.
'It's light, sometimes lurid, but with a very human focus'
'This collection of anecdotes and quirky facts will delight those seeking an alternative history of our nation'