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Women of the Highlands
     

Women of the Highlands

by Katharine Stewart, Margaret Elphinstone (Foreword by)
 

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When was the last witch burnt in the Highlands and what was her crime? Which Jacobite lady led men to war while her Hanoverian husband stayed at home? Who were the first Highland women to be recorded in history and what did they do? And how have women's lives changed since mediaeval times? Katharine Stewart recounts the lives and legends of famous Highland and Island

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When was the last witch burnt in the Highlands and what was her crime? Which Jacobite lady led men to war while her Hanoverian husband stayed at home? Who were the first Highland women to be recorded in history and what did they do? And how have women's lives changed since mediaeval times? Katharine Stewart recounts the lives and legends of famous Highland and Island women, from Elizabeth Grant of Rothiemurchus to Jane Maxwell, Duchess of Gordon. However, the true essence of the book lies in the abiding sense of the thousands of Highlanders throughout the ages who, though they lived under different laws and in far-off times, have together created the history and culture that produced the Highland women of today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905222742
Publisher:
Luath Press, Limited
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author


Katharine Stewart was born in 1914 and is one of Britain's oldest living writers. During the war, she worked for the Admiralty in London. She then moved to Abriachan, near Inverness, where she ran a croft and wrote documentaries for the BBC. Her previous books include A Croft in the Hills, The Story of Loch Ness and The Crofting Way. She was instrumental in setting up the museum at Abriachan, and in 2005 received the Saltire Society Highland Branch Award for Contribution to the Understanding of Highland Culture, in recognition of her work.

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