By John Prebble
'You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebels, the MacDonalds of Glencoe, and to place all to the sword below seventy.' This used to be the treacherous and cold-blooded order ruthlessly performed on thirteen February 1692, while the Campbells slaughtered their hosts the MacDonalds on the bloodbath of Glencoe. It was once a bloody incident which had deep repercussions and was once the start of the destruction of the Highlanders.
John Prebble's masterly description of the bad occasions at Glencoe was once praised as 'Evocative and powerful' within the "Sunday Telegraph".
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