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Scottish Clans and Tartans

Feuds Forays and RebellionsFeuds, Forays and Rebellions: History of... the Highland Clans 1475-1625. A history of the Highland Clans, this work covers the 150 years after the MacDonalds, Lords of the Isles, forfeited the Earldom of Ross in 1475. It describes the fragmentation of Clan Donald and its vassal kindreds as they resisted the impact of central authority by James IV and his successors.

Scottish Clans and Family NamesScottish Clans and Family Names: Their... Arms, Origins and Tartans. This book provides a guide to the surnames of Scotland. Each entry covers the history, areas of family lands, castles and tartans (ancient and modern) associated with the powerful clans of the Highlands - and the great families of the Lowlands. The author's extensive introduction puts clan development into historical context. There are 240 tartan patterns and over 70 photographs of clan and family lands and their castles in full. Additional photographs highlight famous clan personalities. The clan armorial crest illustations and the designs for the Matriculated Standards of the Clan Chiefs of Scotland are the work of the late heraldic artist, Don Pottinger. Malcolm Innes of Edingight CVO, Lord Lyon King of Arms, has contributed a foreword. The six pages of maps indicating spheres of influence of families about the turn of the 18th century were compiled by the late Sir Iain Moncreiffe and are supplemented by an extensive cross-index of sept names. Recent years have seen the revival of clan and family societies throughout the world and this book provides a comprehensive guide to all those who wish to know more about their Scottish ancestors. Clans and Tartans.

Scottish Clans and TartansScottish Clans and Tartans This illustrated guide to Scotland's clans and tartans is a completely revised edition of Neil Grant's book, 'Scottish Clans and Tartans'. The origins of Scotland's clans and of their distinctive dress are wrapped in controversy. Yet their story can be traced back to the middle of the 5th Century and to Ireland where the Scots then lived. In this authoritative guide each entry covers the origins of the clan, the clan's location and the renowned clansmen. With its updated illustrations and information on the Clan Associations this book is a must for everyone interested in Scottish culture and history. Scottish Clans and Tartans.

Culloden, 1746: The Highland Clans' Last... Charge. An account of the Battle of Culloden - the climax to the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, which ended all hope of a Jacobite victory and earned the Duke of Cumberland the nickname "Butcher of Culloden". Detailed maps of the critical actions of the campaign are included.

Clan King and CovenantClan, King and Covenant: The History of... the Highland Clans from the Civil War to the Glencoe Massacre. This text explores the turbulent history of the Highlands during the 17th century. The signing of the National Covenant in 1638 first challenged the powers of Charles I in Scotland, but it was only when Alasdair MacDonald joined Montrose in raising the Royalist clans that the country erupted into civil war. Central to the conflict was the ancient enmity between the MacDonalds and the Campbells, Earls of Argyll, as Clan Donald attempted to reclaim their ancestral lands in Argyll. Political and religious tension mounted with the accession of James VII of Scotland (James II of England) as a Catholic king ruling over a predominantly Prebysterian people. It reached a climax in the outbreak of the Highland War, when Viscount Dundee won a devastating victory at Killiecrankie on behalf of James VII over the Prebysterian forces of Lowland Scotland, but at the cost of his own life. Subsequently the Crown imposed an uneasy peace upon the Highlands, after the cold-blooded plotting of "murder under trust" culminated in the Glencoe Massacre. Condoned by William of Orange, few events in the blood-stained history of the Highland clans have quite the dreadful resonance of this act, carried out so cynically as a matter of public policy.

Tartan The Highland TextileTartan: The Highland Textile (Highland... James Scarlet has devoted many years to the study of tartan both independently and as a close colleague of D.C. Stewart (author of the definitive "The Setts of the Scottish Tartans"). "D.C." bequeathed him all his work on tartans, published and unpublished, together with what he possessed of his father's (D.W. Stewart) work in the field. This book therefore draws upon a continuous line of research reaching back almost 100 years. The author, an experienced weaver and designer of tartans, begins with a critical survey of the popular history of tartans. There are also chapters on tartans as a Highland art form, the intricasies of tartan weaving and commentaries of "The Setts". Scottish Clans and Tartans.

Moidart: Among the Clanranalds Provides an account of Moidart's history and culture and the family of the Clanranalds. First written in the 19th century, this edition for the modern reader includes notes, a guide to the places, people and families mentioned in the text, and contemporary illustrations, maps and a family tree.

Clans and TartansClans and Tartans (Collins Gem S.) The histories of over 100 Scottish clans, together with full-colour illustrations of their tartans. This Collins Gem is being reissued in flexibinding, providing the durability of a hardback with the flexibility of a paperback. The stylish new cover design will enliven this and 70 other bestselling Gems. The antiquity of tartan is amply proved by the many references to it in early Scottish literature and in the written accounts of travellers who visited Scotland several hundreds of years ago. Collins Gem Clans and Tartans is the ideal introduction to this fascinating and integral part of Scotland's turbulent history. The histories of over 100 Scottish clans, together will full-colour illustrations of their tartans The crest, motto and Gaelic name for each clan A list of clan septs A history of tartan and a map delineating the geographical distribution of the Scottish clans.

Clan Tartans of Scotland There are almost 200 Scottish clans in all, each with its own set of tartans. This book provides a short history of each clan accompanied by a picture of at least one of its tartans, and includes lists of various clan associations around the world.

The Great FeudThe Great Feud: The Campbells and the... An account of the remarkable rivalry, sometimes bloody conflict, between two great families which originated on the west coast of Scotland - the Campbells and the MacDonalds. Starting with the violent death of the Campbell chief in 1297 the feud then went on for 450 years in Scotland and Northern Ireland, with numerous cullings and clashes inflicted by both sides, amongst which the incident in Glencoe just happens to be the best publicised. Yet despite the mutual antipathy both families continued to grow, to scatter over the world and to produce a large number of talented, energetic descendants including two British prime ministers (Campbell Bannerman and Ramsay MacDonald) and the first Canadian prime minister. The second half of the volume charts this more peaceful period after 1745 when large numbers of both clans spread rapidly around the world: transported as criminals, evicted in clearances, or simply seeking their fortune in peace or war. We follow the families in the American and Napoleonic wars, to India, the West Indies and Australasia. We meet politicians, poets, terrorists, sportsmen and women, entrepreneurs, world speed record holders and a mistress introduced to Kennedy by Sinatra. Clans and Tartans.

A History of the Clan CampbellA History of the Clan Campbell: From... Origins to the Battle of Flodden. The first of three volumes relating the history of the Clan Campbell. It opens with an investigation of the Clan's early origins, sifting fact from myth and legend to uncover its early lineage and first settlement in the lands at the head of Loch Awe. After a description of its rugged landscape the author charts the history of Argyll from 500 AD, as first Scots and Picts, and then Scots and Norsemen, vied for lands and power. The present account ends with James IV's defeat at the Battle of Flodden, where many of the Clan perished in the King's service. There are six appendices with a full genealogical analysis of the Clan.

Warriors and PriestsWarriors and Priests: History of the... Clan Maclean, 1300-1570. An account of the Clan Maclean that traces its history from its first arrival on the western seabord to subsequent landing on Mull. The text follows the Clan's rapid expansion under the patronage of the Lords of the Isles to Coll and Tiree, Ardgour, Lochaber, the Outer and Small Isles, Islay, Jura and up the Great Glen. It follows the Clan's subsequent history after the forfeiture of its patron and sees the Clan against the background of Anglo-Scottish politics, seapower and the church. This work is the first of three studies of the Clan which describes the story of the Macleans through their involvement in the power politics of Scotland and Ireland in the late 16th century, their role in the Civil War and the Jacobite uprisings and their ultimate dispersal in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Clans and Tartans.

No Tragic StoryNo Tragic Story: The Fall of the House... of Campbell. The story of the fall of Clan Campbell in the 17th century. Clan Campbell had suffered much in the years of turmoil and civil war which characterized the period. With one earl executed for disloyalty, the clan's position at the court of Charles II rested on very shaky foundations. The accession of James marked a decisive shift and, from exile, the ninth earl of Argyll joined the unstable and mecurial Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate son of Charles II, in a plot against the new king. Support was muted at best and riven by dissensions in command; the ninth earl's small army gradually found itself boxed in and disintergrating in the face of overwhelming government strength. Final collapse took place with the destruction of the rebel stores on Eilean Dearg near Colintraive. Argyll himself was captured near Inchinnan. His execution saw the fortunes of the clan sink even further. The fate of the clan removed a force for stability in the Highlands, and the subsequent years saw a steady disintergration of law and order until their fortunes were reversed.

Clans and Tartans Map of ScotlandClans and Tartans Map of Scotland... One of the relaunched Collins Pictorial Map titles, illustrating Scotland's clans, tartans and family names. / Over 140 clans listed with illustrations of their tartans, cap badges and mottos, and plant badges. / Map of Scotland, with height-shading, showing the territories of the principal clans at the beginning of the 17th century. / Illustrations of crests, flags and banners and an explanation of their features. / A comprehensive list of over 1000 surnames, with their associated clans, families and tartans, including District and military tartans. / Lists of clan societies and Highland games. / Internet sites and suggested reading for more information. / Other titles in the series include: Castles Map of Scotland Whisky Map of Scotland Lake District Walking Map. Scottish Clans and Tartans.

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