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The Highland Clearances

by John Prebble - £12.99  Penguin (1969)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780140028379 | ISBN 10: 0140028374

In the terrible aftermath of Culloden, the Highlanders suffered at the hands of their own clan chiefs...
Following his magnificent reconstruction of the moorland battle in Culloden, John Prebble recounts how the Highlanders were deserted 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)

(Price & availability last checked: June 2018)

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