Based on the popular BBC Radio Ulster series of the same name, A Narrow Sea traces the epic sweep of Ireland’s relationship with Scotland, exploring the myriad connections, correlations, personalities and antagonisms that have, over the years, defined the relationship between these two spirited neighbours.
Roving freely across the centuries, from the first migrations of the regions’ intrepid Mesolithic pioneers, to the grand colonial projects of the Vikings, Normans and Stuarts, this is the dramatic story of how one culture came to found two very different nations and, in doing so, project its influence as far afield as North America and Australasia.
In 120 brief and accessible episodes, A Narrow Sea offers a stirring and panoramic view of a connection that has shaped the course of history on both sides of the narrow sea.
Additional ISBNs: 071718059X, 9780717180592
A Narrow Sea: The Irish–Scottish Connection in 120 Episodes is written by Jonathan Bardon and published by Gill Books. The Digital and eTextbook ISBNs for A Narrow Sea are 9780717180608, 0717180603 and the print ISBNs are 9780717180608, 0717180603