The Highland Clearances
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The Highland Clearances

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In the terrible aftermath of the moorland battle of Culloden, the Highlanders suffered at the hands of their own clan chiefs. Following his magnificent reconstruction of Culloden, John Prebble recounts how the Highlanders were deserted and then betrayed into famine and poverty. While their chiefs grew rich on meat and wool, the people died of cholera and starvation or, evicted from the glens to make way for sheep, were forced to emigrate to foreign lands. `Mr Prebble tells a terrible story excellently. There is little need to search further to explain so much of the sadness and emptiness of the northern Highlands today' The Times.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 24mm | 80g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps, bibliography
  • 0140028374
  • 9780140028379
  • 137,153

About John Prebble

John Prebble was an English journalist, novelist, documentarian and popular historian. He is best known for his studies of Scottish history.show more

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