BOOK TITLE:

"A Summer in Lochaber"

AUTHOR: Catriona Fforde
ISBN:1 899863 84 2
PRICE: £8.99
PAGES: h/b; 174pp; 8pp b&w illustrations, maps

OVERVIEW:

The story of the first of the Jacobite Risings – not the 1715 rebellion but that of the summer of 1689. An army of Gaels – Lochiel, Glengarry, Sir Donald of Sleat, MacLean of Duart and others – rallied for the cause in Lochaber under the leadership of "Bonnie Dundee".

The clansmen had lost none of their fighting skills and, reviving Montrose's brilliant Highland charge, they achieved signal victory at Killiecrankie. Although it cost him his life, the memory of the charismatic Dundee and that famous battle is celebrated yet in memory and song.

Catriona Fforde brings the story to life through recourse to contemporary sources - letters, memoirs and, in particular, poetry in Latin, Scots and Gaelic - and gives a long overdue account of the leaders and their clansmen and how and why they marched to Killiecrankie.

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