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The Highland Clearances by John Prebble

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The Highland Clearances by John Prebble

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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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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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SKU GOR000254893
Title The Highland Clearances
Author By (author) John Prebble
Contributor No
Condition GOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 1973
Page Number 336
ISBN 0140028374
ISBN13 9780140028379
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.

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