Clan Gregor Society, Great Lakes Chapter
Sons of the Wolf: Campbells and MacGregors and the Cleansing of the Inland Glens
by Ronald Williams
'Sons of the Wolf' and 'Children of the Mist' were names given to the Gregarach or Clan Gregor after they were driven from their ancestral glens and forced to live as 'broken men' or outlaws. In sixteenth century Scotland, clans held their lands more by power of sword than by written title, but in the latter half of the century the pattern of ownership began to change. The powerful and fiercely ambitious Clan Campbell embarked on a period of acquisitive expansion. Ronald Williams tells the story of their ruthless and systematic harrying of the MacGregors in all its cruel and bitter detail. This was no less than the intended extermination of an entire clan.
This book is not for the faint-hearted. Makes the Sopranos look like kindergarten!
Rob Roy MacGregor, His Life and Times
By W. H. Murray
Rob Roy MacGregor, Scotland’s most romantic, elusive hero, was an outlaw and a life-long enemy of Montrose. So well-known was he that no one thought to write down a physical description of him, or any direct record of his childhood and youth. Thus tracking down Rob Roy today is to embark upon a painstaking search through archives, estate records and folk myths, enriched and confused by the romantic yarns that have grown up around him.
W. H. Murray brings together new interpretations of Rob Roy’s life and times to produce a new understanding of the character, actions and motives of a man who became a myth and symbol of Scotland. Murray shows that Rob Roy’s renown stems from his remarkable force of character, rather than his politics or his place in the writings of Sir Walter Scott. His political mission outwardly failed, but his extraordinary resolution in adversity has earned him his place in history and legend.
One of the best and most accurate depictions of life in Scotland during the late 1600’s and early 1700’s – richly described!
Clan Gregor Society Founded 1822
Joseph Greer, GLC Chair
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