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Glencoe - John Prebble
Glencoe
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'You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebels, the MacDonalds of Glencoe, and to put all to the sword under seventy.' This was the treacherous and cold-blooded order ruthlessly carried out on 13 February 1692, when the Campbells slaughtered their hosts the MacDonalds at the Massacre of Glencoe.... show more
'You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebels, the MacDonalds of Glencoe, and to put all to the sword under seventy.' This was the treacherous and cold-blooded order ruthlessly carried out on 13 February 1692, when the Campbells slaughtered their hosts the MacDonalds at the Massacre of Glencoe. It was a bloody incident which had deep repercussions and was the beginning of the destruction of the Highlanders. John Prebble's masterly description of the terrible events at Glencoe was praised as 'Evocative and powerful' in the "Sunday Telegraph".
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140028973 (0140028978)
Publisher: Penguin
Edition language: English
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Every behaviour has it's impact so imagine this - as I placed my half-finished coffee cup down on the table, Prebble, who was my elevensies companion :1 - Described Big Bang through to Sweden now2 - Stood up and recited all the North land sagas learnt by rote (Snorri would have snored) 3 - Describe...
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