Glencoe: The Story of the Massacre

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Penguin Books Limited, Jan 25, 1973 - History - 304 pages
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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. 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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User Review  - Zac O hArgadain - Goodreads

Great read and an interesting look into militarized states breaking down tribal peoples that don't fit in... can't help but hear the drum rolls of Nazis in the orders stemming from William of Orange ... Read full review

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User Review  - Richard Thomas - Goodreads

Biased but a great account which it is hard to see being bettered as a story well told - there will be better histories however. Read full review

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