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Murder Under Trust

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"This is the first biography of Sir Lachlan Mor Maclean of Duart, the 'Great Maclean' who dominated the Western seaboard of Highland Scotland from 1578 until his death in 1598.

The scene is set against changes in European warfare and politics in the mid-16th century and in the turbulent society of the Hebrides. Then follows an account of Lachlan Mor's role in the dramatic battle between Protestants and Roman Catholics that was fought both in the hills of North-East Scotland and in Ulster. The "Great Maclean" played a prominent part in both conflicts.

It is, however, his involvement in Ulster that makes him a figure of more than merely national importance. Lachlan Mor's story is based mainly on the reports of spies working for Queen Elizabeth I of England and Philip II of Spain. The author also draws on Sir Lachlan's original letters in both Scots and Gaelic to make him a complex three-dimensional figure and not the cardboard cut-out so many of his contemporaries appear to be through lack of evidence."

Book pages are in very good condition.
Book spine is broken in one place, but all pages are intact and bound.
Book cover is in good condition, with some wear and creasing, particularly on the spine.

Item details

Author(s):
Maclean-Bristol, Nicholas
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1999, First Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1862320160
ISBN-13:
9781862320161
Number of pages:
287
Publisher:
Tuckwell Press
Title:
Murder Under Trust : The Crimes and Death of Sir Lachlan Mor Maclean of Duart, 1558-1598

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"This is the first biography of Sir Lachlan Mor Maclean of Duart, the 'Great Maclean' who dominated the Western seaboard of Highland Scotland from 1578 until his death in 1598.

The scene is set against changes in European warfare and politics in the mid-16th century and in the turbulent society of the Hebrides. Then follows an account of Lachlan Mor's role in the dramatic battle between Protestants and Roman Catholics that was fought both in the hills of North-East Scotland and in Ulster. The "Great Maclean" played a prominent part in both conflicts.

It is, however, his involvement in Ulster that makes him a figure of more than merely national importance. Lachlan Mor's story is based mainly on the reports of spies working for Queen Elizabeth I of England and Philip II of Spain. The author also draws on Sir Lachlan's original letters in both Scots and Gaelic to make him a complex three-dimensional figure and not the cardboard cut-out so many of his contemporaries appear to be through lack of evidence."

Book pages are in very good condition.
Book spine is broken in one place, but all pages are intact and bound.
Book cover is in good condition, with some wear and creasing, particularly on the spine.

Author(s):
Maclean-Bristol, Nicholas
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1999, First Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1862320160
ISBN-13:
9781862320161
Number of pages:
287
Publisher:
Tuckwell Press
Title:
Murder Under Trust : The Crimes and Death of Sir Lachlan Mor Maclean of Duart, 1558-1598

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