Glencoe 1692 : England's Atrocity
This is the first new book on the subject for 40 years. Author's last book, "Culloden", was critically acclaimed: 'Drawing extensively on first-hand accounts, paints a vivid picture of the campaign and battle' - "Scotland In Trust": The magazine of the National Trust for Scotland. It is highly illustrated with over 50 illustrations, 25 in colour.The Massacre of Glencoe occurred in Glen Coe, early in the morning of 13 February 1692, when Clan Campbell sided with the English king and murdered members of Clan Macdonald. The massacre began simultaneously in three settlements along the glen - Invercoe, Inverrigan, and Achacon - although the killing took place all over the glen as fleeing MacDonalds were pursued. Thirty-eight MacDonalds from the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by the guests who had accepted their hospitality, on the grounds that the MacDonalds had not been prompt in pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange. Another forty women and children died of exposure after their homes were burned.
- Hardback | 336 pages
- 156 x 235mm
- 24 Jul 2008
- The History Press Ltd
- Tempus Publishing Ltd
- Stroud, United Kingdom
- 25 colour and 25 black and white illustrations
About John Sadler
John Sadler has had a lifelong interest in Scottish military history. He now combines writing with lecturing in History at Newcastle University and working as a battlefield tour guide, living history interpreter, and heritage consultant. He is a keen re-enactor and a long time member of the Sealed Knot Society. His other books include Culloden, Scottish Battles, Clan Donald's Greatest Defeat: The Battle of Harlaw 1411 and Border Fury: The Three Hundred Years War 1296-1503. He lives in mid-Northumberland.