Historical Geography On A Regional Basis (volume 1)

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byErnest Walter Dann

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND 1. Character of Scottish History.--It is almost impossible to separate the history of Scotland from that of England. There never has been any great natural barrier between the two realms, and as a consequence mutual relations have resulted in attempts by the richer southern kingdom to absorb the northern, and in a bitter and heroic struggle for independence on the part of the badly organized and all too disunited Scots--the whole resulting in a characteristic British compromise. In few countries has geography had a more profound bearing upon history than in Scotland. In the south no formidable physical feature tells the traveller that he is passing into another realm, or obstructs his way thither. Hence we find a large area of debatable land existing before the eleventh century. The west coast route through it leads from the M1dland Gate past Preston, Lancaster, Carlisle, and through one of the dales of Dumfries to the Clyde. The east coast route passes through the Vale of York to Northallerton, Durham, Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnwick, Berwick, Dunbar and Edinburgh, and there is no difficulty in the route in any part. It extends unbroken from Edinburgh to Linlithgow, Falkirk and Stirling. Thence it leads by Dunblane, round the south-western end of the Ochils to Auchterarder and Perth. Traversing Strathmore, it passes by Coupar Angus to Forfar, Brechin and Montrose, and so to Stonehaven, crossing the Dee at Aberdeen. The coastal plain, rather narrow here, now broadens out, and the Deveron Valley can easily be struck at Turriff, whence Banff is reached. An alternative road via Huntly to Portsoy has its advantages, though it is steeper. The way is very plain from Nairn to Inverness. The extreme north-east has derived its humble h...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND 1. Character of Scottish History.--It is almost impossible to separate the history of Scotlan...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217222455

ISBN - 13:9780217222457

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