The New History of Orkney

Stock No 41849
EAN/ISBN 9781841586960
Author: William Thomson
Publisher: Birlinn
Format: PB

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Like Shetland, Orkney was heavily influenced by Viking traders and raiders from Scandinavia. Over 500 years ago, however, the islands lost their Scandinavian links and since then have had a sometimes difficult association with mainland Scotland. More recent times have seen the use of Orkney as a strategic stronghold during two world wars, and the far-reaching impact of oil and gas exploitation in the North Sea. It is an enthralling story, masterfully summarised and retold, and of interest to readers far beyond the rocky shores of Orkney itself.

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