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The Highland Clearances By John Prebble

The Highland Clearances

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In the terrible aftermath of the battle of Culloden, the Highlanders suffered at the hands of their own clan chiefs. Offering a reconstruction of Culloden, the author 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.

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The Highland Clearances by John Prebble

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.

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About John Prebble


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

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GOR001281141
The Highland Clearances by John Prebble
John Prebble
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1973-05-31
336
0140028374
9780140028379
N/A
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