The Scottish Civil War of 1644-45 can be presented as a contest between James Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose and Archibald Campbell, 8th Marquis of Argyll. Yet both came from ancient and powerful families, were originally Covenanters, considered themselves loyal subjects - and died at the hands of the executioner.
Murdo Fraser examines these two remarkable men: Montrose, the brilliant military tactician, bold but rash; and Campbell, cautious, considered and opaque. This vivid insight into two remarkable men is also a fascinating portrait of a time of intense political upheaval.
Famous For A Reason
From humble beginnings in Perth in the early nineteenth century, Matthew Gloag established a whisky business which found favour with the royal household and the Scottish public alike. In 1896...
Outlander Kitchen: The Official Companion Cookbook
In more than one hundred recipes, the incredible story of Outlander is retold through the flavours of the Scottish Highlands, the French Revolution, and beyond. From Claire Beauchamp Randall’s first...
Tartan And Tweed
With their origins in the Scottish Highlands, tweed and tartan are fabrics with a strong cultural identity, but they have been appropriated and reinvented for centuries. This lavishly illustrated coffee...