Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Hunt for Rob Roy the Man & the Myths

Hunt for Rob Roy the Man & the Myths
Item# 9781841584836

Product Description

Publisher: Birlinn

Author: David Stevenson

This is the first time that Rob Roy's life has been written with a full range of sources. The picture that emerges is indeed striking, but not heroic. A man deeply wronged and oppressed, forced into outlawry, has to be modified by the clear evidence that he was only outlawed after undertaking a careful plan to swindle his creditors. The staunch Jacobite is revealed as a man who supplied intelligence to the government against them, the supposed warrior-leader never fought in a battle, and the reputed duellist instead was only known to have fought one duel, which he lost. (pb)