Tuesday, October 20, 2009

BBC - The Glencoe Massacre

In the early hours of 13th February 1692, 38 men, women and children of the clan MacDonald were slaughtered in their homes. Despite popular belief this was not a typical clash between two highland clans but a planned and premeditated attempt at eliminating a community by Government soldiers, serving under the King. The Glencoe massacre is one of the most famous and emotive legends in Scottish History, yet it remains as one of the most over-simplified and misunderstood. It is a story of power games, betrayal and slaughter under trust. This is the compelling story of the Glencoe massacre.

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