Martyrs: Glendale and the Revolution in Skye


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In the 1830s and 1840s the district of Glendale on the island of Skye was swamped by immigrants cleared from other north Skye estates. The resultant overcrowding and over-use of land caused simmering discontent - not against the incomers, but against the landowners, who regarded their tenants as no more than chattels. This book is a definitive account of what happened when the powder-keg erupted and a full-scale land-war ensued. Pitched battles with police, factors and bailiffs, military intervention, arrests, trials, ...

Martyrs: Glendale and the Revolution in Skye 2015, Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781780273228