The Campbells of the Ark

Men of Argyll in 1745 - Volume 1

By Ronald Black

Format: Paperback

This book explores the local history of Argyll in depth and brings a radically different perspective to the 'romantic' episode of the second Jacobite Rebellion, the '45.

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Birlinn Limited

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In the course of his long poem An Airce, 'The Ark', the Jacobite poet Alexander MacDonald shows the Campbells being subjected to trial by water for the part they played in defeating Prince Charles's army in 1745 - 6. Some will be drowned outright, he says, some just given a good ducking - and some will be honourably treated. He names forty individuals; Ronald Black puts their lives and deeds under the microscope to see how far they deserved their allotted fate. The result is a well-balanced portrait of the leading men of Argyll in the eighteenth century and a refreshingly new perspective on one of the most colourful episodes in Scottish history: the rising of the '45 as seen through the eyes of Highlanders who helped to crush it. The Campbells of the Ark includes a detailed study of the sixty-three locally based companies of the Argyllshire Militia of 1745 - 6, covering every corner of this fascinating county, from Kintyre to Ardnamurchan, from Islay to Genorchy.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 20 Mar 2017
ISBN 9781906566890
Number of Pages 912

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