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Bare-Arsed Banditti
  • Published: 1 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781845969707
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
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Bare-Arsed Banditti

The Men of the '45




A collection of stories of individual men set in the context of the '45

They were modern men: doctors and lawyers, students and teachers, shoemakers and shopkeepers, farmers, gardeners and weavers. Children of the Age of Reason, they wrote poetry, discussed the latest ideas in philosophy and science - and rose in armed rebellion against the might of the British crown and government.

Sons of a restless nation that had unwillingly surrendered its independence a mere generation before, some were bound by age-old ties of Highland kinship and loyalty. Others rallied to the cries of 'Prosperity to Scotland' and 'No Union!'

Many faced agonising personal dilemmas before committing themselves to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Cause. Few had any illusions about the consequences of failure. Many met their date with destiny on Culloden Moor, players in a global conflict that shaped the world we live in today.

Combining meticulous research with entertaining and stylish delivery, Maggie Craig tells the dramatic and moving stories of the men who were willing to risk everything for their vision of a better future for themselves, their families and Scotland.

  • Published: 1 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781845969707
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
Categories:

About the author

Maggie Craig

Maggie Craig is the author of the acclaimed Damn' Rebel Bitches: The Women of the '45 and Bare-Arsed Banditti: The Men of the '45, When the Clyde Ran Red, as well as several historical novels set in Glasgow and Edinburgh. A native of Glasgow, she now lives with her husband and two children in Aberdeenshire.

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