Bare-Arsed Banditti

Bare-Arsed Banditti

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They were modern men: doctors and lawyers, students and teachers, shoemakers and shopkeepers, farmers, gardeners and weavers. Children of the Age of Reason, they wrote poetry, discussed the latest ideas in philosophy and science - and rose in armed rebellion against the might of the British crown and government. Sons of a restless nation that had unwillingly surrendered its independence a mere generation before, some were bound by age-old ties of Highland kinship and loyalty. Others rallied to the cries of 'Prosperity to Scotland' and 'No Union!' Many faced agonising personal dilemmas before committing themselves to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Cause. Few had any illusions about the consequences of failure. Many met their date with destiny on Culloden Moor, players in a global conflict that shaped the world we live in today. Combining meticulous research with entertaining and stylish delivery, Maggie Craig tells the dramatic and moving stories of the men who were willing to risk everything for their vision of a better future for themselves, their families and Scotland.... Scotland, in particular Rare Books and Manuscripts; Inverness Library; Aberdeenshire Libraries and Information Service; author ... Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for permission to quote from letters in the Cumberland Papers regarding Major James ... Coordinator Graeme Blaikie, and for their meticulous editing and fantastic cover design respectively, Karyn Millar and ... My sincere thanks go to author, colleague and friend Maggie Kingsley and her family a€“ James F. Gray, Nancy andanbsp;...

Title:Bare-Arsed Banditti
Author:Maggie Craig
Publisher:Random House - 2011-04-01


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