Angus will be appearing at this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival, held in Edinburgh's Charlotte Square this August. He'll be speaking alongside historian Michael Fry, where the two will discuss their latest Scottish history books - Bannockburn and A New Race of Men.
The event is called Using the Past to Glimpse the Future, and both historians will argue that the periods covered in their books defined Scotland a nation. That idea of nationhood is now being put to the test, and so the events of the past are supremely relevant to Scots as they try to define their own national sense of identity. Interestingly Michael is an advocate of Scottish independence, while Angus prefers Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom. While the two are unlikely to come to blows, it does promise to be a lively debate!
Using the Past to Glimpse the Future begins at 4pm on Wednesday 20th August, in the RBS Garden Theatre.
Tickets are available from the EIBF Box Office - www.edbookfest.co.uk or (0845) 373-5888