The Lords of the Isles
By (author) Raymond Campbell Paterson
Lords of the Isles by Raymond Campbell Paterson
Book DescriptionTracing its origins back to the great Somerled, Raymond Campbell Paterson charts the steady ascent of Clan Donald to the zenith of its power in the 15th century, when the Lords of the Isles controlled much of the Hebrides, as well as extensive parts of the mainland, including the vast earldom of Ross. So powerful had the clan become that it was even able to challenge the authority of the Scottish Crown at the Battles of Harlaw and Inverlochy and plan to partition Scotland with Edward IV of England.Pride was followed by destruction, and James IV finally deposed the last Lord of the Isles in 1493. But under the chiefs of Clanranald, Glengarry, Sleat, Keppoch, Dunyveg and Glencoe, the various branches of the clan. Large and small, continued for many years to fight for their own independence and the independence of the old Gaelic world. The former enemies of the house of Stewart, they ended among the last of its defenders. Long vanished as a territorial power, the past glory of Clan Donald continues to be remembered to this very day.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841587189
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Raymond Campbell Paterson
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Land Afflicted, Paperback (August 1998)
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My Wound is Deep, Paperback (September 1997)» View all books by Raymond Campbell Paterson
An account of the various political and military conflicts between England and Scotland which emerged after the Wars of Independence, in effect a 200 years war in the Borders.
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Author Biography - Raymond Campbell Paterson
Raymond Campbell Paterson was born in Glasgow in 1958, and graduated in history from the university. He worked in management for a number of years before taking up a full time career as a freelance writer in 1996. He is the author of a number of books on Scottish history. He lives in Edinburgh.
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