MacGregor Core Reading
Book of the Dean of Lismore/Obituaries
*Medieval bardic collection of poetry by James MacGregor, Dean of Lismore/1512 which also includes the Obituaries (records of the MacGregor Chiefs burials at Dalmally church,1390-1528. There are 7 poems s specifically bout MacGregor Chiefs. Introduction by Donald Gregory in 1830 but doesn't add much. Available on request from the Clan Gregor Society.
Chartulary of Clan Gregor- Rev. William McGregor Stirling. Collected notices on the history of the clan, which became the basis for Amelia's History of Clan Gregor. Available from the Clan Gregor Society.
Campbell Letters 1559 -1583/Jane E.A. Dawson/1997 /ISBN 0 906245 19 2. Available for purchase from the Clan Gregor Society. Highlights the period of the "MacGregor Wars".
Baldachd Albannach - Scottish Verse from the Book of the Dean of Lismore/
William J. Watson/1937, reprinted1978/ISBN 0 7073 0236 6.
*These poem translations by Watson are better than Mclaughlan's1878 edition.
History of Clan Gregor, Vols 1& 2/Amelia Georgiana Murray-MacGregor 1903. Available online from the Clan Gregor Society (987 pages).
Rob Roy - His Life and Times/W.H. Murray/I99ZIISBN 0 86241 429 6. Also available for purchase from the Clan Gregor Society. *The definitive work on Rob Roy which contains accurate details!
ln Famed Breadalbane/ William A. Gilles/ISBN 902965 14/ available on Amazon books.
The Lairds of Glenlyon/ Duncan Campbell/1886, reprinted 1984/available on Amazon books. *Particularly good on the history and families of Rob Roy.
The Arrow of Glenlyon. A.A.W. Ramsay/reprinted 1980 */xerox copies available or try Amazon.
Sons of the Wolf/Ronald Williams/ 1998/ISBN 1 899863 42 7
*Quick read on the deadly feud between the Campbells and the MacGregors. Like Murray, good exposition from our point of view!
Submitted by Keith MacGregor
MacGregor Fiction and Films
The year 1723 saw the publication of a fictionalized account of his life, The Highland Rogue by author E.B. Rob Roy became a legend in his own lifetime, and George I was moved to issue a pardon for his crimes just as he was about to be transported to the colonies.
The fiction publication of Rob Roy, by Sir Walter Scott in 1817, further added to his fame and fleshed out his biography. Hector Berlioz was inspired by the book to compose an overture. William Wordsworth wrote a poem called "Rob Roy's Grave" during a visit to Scotland. The 1803 tour was documented by his sister Dorothy in Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland. The editor of the book changed the place of burial to the present location.
Adaptations of his story have also been told in film, including:
· Rob Roy (1922), Silent film, black and white
· Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue (1953), by Walt Disney Productions
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