The Highland Clearances

Author: Eric Richards
Paperback: 486 pages
ISBN: 9781841585420
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When one thinks of Scottish history, the Highland Clearances stand out as a dark time in the nations past. Emotions ran high (on both sides) and this has often coloured our view of the clearances. In this brilliant book Eric Richards sets out to give a balanced appraisal of events. Were landlords really as despicable as people claim? Was there really large scale suffering in the highlands? These questions and many more are discussed and answered in riveting detail.