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The hunt for Rob Roy : the man and the myths, David Stevenson

Label
The hunt for Rob Roy : the man and the myths
Title
The hunt for Rob Roy
Title remainder
the man and the myths
Statement of responsibility
David Stevenson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rob Roy (Robert MacGregor, 1671-1734) bears a name that is extraordinarily well known internationally through the heroic images created for him by tradition, by Sir Walter Scott and by Hollywood, yet no scholarly biography of him has ever been written. Instead the tendency has been to leave him to hero-worshippers endlessly repeating old tales. This is the first life of Rob to written by an experienced historian, based on a full range of sources. The picture that emerges is one of a remarkable life - but not a heroic one. The picture of a man deeply wronged and oppressed, forced into outlawry, has to be modified by the clear evidence that he was only outlawed after undertaking a careful plan to swindle his creditors. The staunch Jacobite is revealed as a man who supplied intelligence to the government against them. The supposed warrior leader never fought in a battle, the reputed great duellist avoided violence whenever possible and is only known to have fought one duel - which he lost. Yet in some ways Rob remains an attractive figure. That he survived, in spite of the odds against him, is a remarkable tribute to his tenacity of both body and spirit ..
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
EMU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stevenson, David
Dewey number
[B]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA810.M3
LC item number
S84 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rob Roy
  • McGregor family
  • Scotland
  • Jacobins
  • Revolutionaries
Label
The hunt for Rob Roy : the man and the myths, David Stevenson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56203149
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780859765909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)56203149
Label
The hunt for Rob Roy : the man and the myths, David Stevenson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56203149
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780859765909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)56203149

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