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Saturday, 18 August 2007

The Scottish Highland Clearances

The Scottish Highland Clearances. 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 and 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. The Highland Clearances.

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