Synopses & Reviews
Here are riveting tales of stolen brides, drowned wives, severed heads, Jacobite fugitives, pirates, fairies, feuds, torture, bloodshed, battle, and much more. Tales of the Clan Chiefs is a collection of 40 fascinating stories associated with the chiefs of the major clans in Scotland. The tales are based on historical events and date from the earliest years of the clans, right up to relatively modern times, when the Highland clearances ended centuries of culture and kinship. There are stories of castles being attacked by the enemy, chiefs who lived in exile, clan battles, and more. Illustrated with the author's own line drawings, Tales of the Clan Chiefs is essential reading for anyone interested in the ancient clans of Scotland and in Scottish history in general.
Riveting tales of stolen brides, drowned wives, severed heads, pirates, fairies, bloodshed and battle are collected in these fascinating stories associated with the chiefs of major clans in Scotland. The tales are based on historical events dating from the earliest years of the clan, right up to modern times.
Many of the principal events of Scottish history are recounted from the clan chiefs point of view, from Robert the Bruce's battles with the McDougalls to Bonnie Prince Charlie's months of hiding with the Chief of the MacPhersons.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-186) and index.