This slim guide gives a definitive account of the events leading up to, and the night of, the Glencoe Massacre, with black and white illustrations to complement the story.
From the pen of Scotland's master storyteller comes the tale of one of the most shameful acts of betrayal in the history of Britain.
In February 1692 the small Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were massacred by Campbell of Glenlyon's troops under orders from the English Government. The troops had enjoyed MacDonald hospitality for almost a fornight and trecherously turned upon their hosts in the night, slaughtering men, women and children as they slept or tried to flee into the icy darkness.
This clumsy attempt at an early form of ethnic cleansing lies deeply embedded in the Highland psyche and is recounted here in colourful detail.