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Mountain Outlaw: Encounters with Ewan Macphee

Mountain Outlaw: Encounters with Ewan Macphee (Paperback)

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The amazing story of Ewan Macphee, Scotland's last bandit. In 1850 Ewan MacPhee, these islands' last outlaw, died awaiting trail in jail in Fort William. This was a man who: had been forced to enlist at the time of the Napoloenic wars, and deserted; lived as an outlaw and rustler in Lochaber for over 20 years; had several capital offences hanging over his head; was a hero to the local peasantry at the time of the Clearances; and abducted a wife - who became his firmest ally in conflicts with the law. MacPhee has fascinated Ian R. Mitchell for many years. He has sifted the surviving information on the outlaw, examined many of the legends associated with him, bridge the gaps with an imagination of great authenticity, to produce "Mountain Outlaw", a historical-creative account of MacPhee's life. He did not exist at the high tide of Highland internecine warfare...but at a time when traditional Highland society had all but been destroyed. He lived not in the time of the Jacobite Rebellions...but in the era of steamships, railways and scientific advance. He waged a lonely and ultimately hopeless fight against the modern world...His tale...deserves to be told in a way that illuminates its epoch, and it is not without significance for our own.

BiographyTrue storiesTrue crimeFiction & PoetryHistorical Fiction Publisher: Luath Press Ltd Publication Date: 01/07/2003 ISBN-13: 9781842820278  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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