Sons of the Wolf: Campbells and Macgregors and the Cleansing of the Inland Glens

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'Sons of the Wolf' and 'Children of the Mist' were names given to the Gregarach or Clan Gregor after they were driven from their ancestral glens and forced to live as 'broken men' or outlaws. In sixteenth century Scotland, clans held their lands more by power of sword than by written title, but in the latter half of the century the pattern of ownership began to change. The powerful and fiercely ambitious Clan Campbell embarked on a period of acquisitive expansion.

Ronald Williams tells the story of their ruthless and systematic harrying of the MacGregors in all its cruel and bitter detail. This was no less than the intended extermination of an entire clan.

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Ronald Williams was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, in 1942. Educated at Rossall School in Lancashire, and a History Exhibitioner at Selwyn College Cambridge, he won a Trevelyan Scholarship for a thesis on the Marquis of Montrose in 1960. Between 1964 and 1979 he was a member of the Diplomatic Service and served in Jakarta, Singapore, Budapest and Nairobi. His first book, Montrose: Cavalier in Mourning was published in 1975. In 1980 he joined the forestry sector and in due course became Executive Director of the Forestry Industry Council of Great Britain—an occupation which allowed him to travel extensively in Scotland and pursue his interest in its history. He is currently the Chief Executive of the Publishers' Association. He was appointed OBE in 1991 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA). In addition to Scottish history, he has a passion for fly-fishing and his interests include archaeology, photography, walking, travel and Real Tennis. When not in Scotland, Ronald Williams lives in a small Hampshire village in the valley of the River Test.

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