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Clan, King and Covenant : The History of the Highland Clans from the Civil War to the Glencoe Massacre - John L. Roberts

Clan, King and Covenant

The History of the Highland Clans from the Civil War to the Glencoe Massacre

Paperback Published: 15th February 2000
ISBN: 9780748613939
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"Clan, King and Covenant" explores the turbulent history of the Highlands during the seventeenth century. The signing of the National Covenant in 1638 first challenged the powers of Charles I in Scotland, but it was only when Alasdair MacDonald joined Montrose in raising the Royalist clans that the country erupted into civil war. Central to the conflict was the ancient enmity between the MacDonalds and the Campbells, Earls of Argyll, as Clan Donald attempted to reclaim their ancestral lands in Argyll. Political and religious tension mounted with the accession of James VII of Scotland (James II of England) as a Catholic king ruling over a predominantly Presbyterian people. It reached a climax in the outbreak of the Highland War, when Viscount Dundee won a devastating victory at Killiecrankie on behalf of James VII over the Presbyterian forces of Lowland Scotland, but at the cost of his own life.

Subsequently the Crown imposed an uneasy peace upon the Highlands, after the cold-blooded plotting of "murder under trust" culminated in the Glencoe Massacre. Cordoned by William of Orange, few events in the blood-stained history of the Highland clans have quite the dreadful resonance of this act, carried out so cynically as a matter of public policy.

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A clear introductory survey of complex developments Worthy of attention for those uninitiated in the seventeenth century struggles between the House of Stuart and their opponents in the Highlands. Roberts writes with clarity, and his book is accessible ... there is an important place for narrative historical writing A clear introductory survey of complex developments Worthy of attention for those uninitiated in the seventeenth century struggles between the House of Stuart and their opponents in the Highlands. Roberts writes with clarity, and his book is accessible ... there is an important place for narrative historical writing

Acknowledgements
Foreword
The Highlands before 1625p. 1
Prelude to Civil Warp. 17
Clan Donald and the Earl of Argyllp. 31
Montrose and Alasdair MacDonaldp. 50
Victory and Defeatp. 70
Campaigns in the Highlandsp. 87
Montrose's Last Campaignp. 102
Cromwell and the Highlandsp. 113
Restoration and Reactionp. 129
End of the Restoration Regimep. 152
Outbreak of the Highland Warp. 174
End of the Highland Warp. 195
'Murder under Trust'p. 213
An Uneasy Peacep. 240
Bibliographyp. 247
Indexp. 249
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780748613939
ISBN-10: 0748613935
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 15th February 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.62  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.41

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