Rob Roy Macgregor by Nigel G. Tranter

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Published by Neil Wilson Publishing .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Biography: general,
  • British & Irish history: c 1500 to c 1700,
  • General,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Scotland

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8727523M
ISBN 101897784317
ISBN 109781897784310
OCLC/WorldCa34255330

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In Victorian times, people were enthralled by the novels of Sir Walter Scott, who portrayed a man called Rob Roy in his work a dashing and chivalrous outlaw. Of course, the truth was a little less glamorous.

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Along the way, Frank meets and falls in love with the outspoken and beautiful Diana Vernon who aids him in his plight.5/5(5). Robert "Rob Roy" MacGregor. Painting of Rob Roy held at the Dingwall Museum Trust by unknown artist. Biography. Robert "Rob Roy" MacGregor was born in in Loch Lomondshire and was the youngest son of the 15th "chief of.

Rob Roy MacGregor was born inthe second son of Donald Glas MacGregor of Glengyle and Margaret Campbell of the Glenfalloch Campbells. The family lived at the Steadings near Portnellan, at the north end of Loch Katrine, where Rob grew up, married, and learned the cattle trade.

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Kippen: the scene of a notorious cattle raid by Rob and his men in   Rob Roy MacGregor. The drink takes it’s name from Rob Roy MacGregor, a Scottish outlaw and folk hero who lived at the turn of the 17th century and fought in some of the first acts of Scottish rebellion against the English crown.

Rob Roy MacGregor's name and reputation stride through lateth- and early 18th-century Scottish history and he is probably the nation's best-known historical figure next to Robert the Bruce, William Wallace and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Along with those three, Rob Roy's portrayal in book and film Brand: Wilson, Neil Publishing.

Rob Roy MacGregor, Scotland's most romantic, elusive hero, was an outlaw and a life-long enemy of Montrose. So well-known was he that no one thought to write down a physical description of him, or any direct record of his childhood and youth.

Thus tracking down Rob Roy today is to embark upon a painstaking search through archives, estate records and folk myths. Rob Roy MacGregor Campbell, which last name he bore in consequence of the Acts of Parliament abolishing his own, was the younger son of Donald MacGregor of Glengyle, said to have been a Lieutenant-Colonel (probably in the service of James II.), by his wife, a daughter of Campbell of Glenfalloch.

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In many regards, MacGregor was the Scottish equivalent of Robin Hood, and like the legendary English hero, he has been heralded in song, legend, and plot of Scott's book has been criticised as "disjointed" but Robert Louis Stevenson, however, who loved it from childhood, regarded "Rob Roy" as the best novel of the greatest of all /5(30).

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Rob Roy Homework Help Questions. What is the summary for Chapter 34 of Rob Roy. Frank continues on his way, still grieving for the loss of Diana. The time wasthe voyage was a long meander through the canals and rivers of western Europe, the man was John ‘Rob Roy’ MacGregor and the book was 1, Miles in the Rob Roy course, kayaks and canoes both predate this Victorian adventurer by millennia – possibly by up to 4, years or : Steffan Meyric-Hughes.

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Tranter is a great Scottish historian and a good novelist. I /5(15). Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott is a historical fiction novel that includes a character based on Robert Roy MacGregor. It is part of the Waverley novels, a series of Scott's books that focused on. McGREGOR, Rob Roy, DPM Podiatrist and pioneering sports medicine expert died on May 9, He was founder and former Head of Podiatry Service at the New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA and.

Rob Roy Macgregor, Scotland's most romantic, elusive hero, was an outlaw and a life-long enemy of Montrose. So well-known was he that no one thought to write down a physical description of him, or any direct record of his childhood and youth.

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Scott's romantic image is, however, far from. The statue of Rob Roy Macgregor. Nothing like the man himself as he is wearing the kilt which was but a Victorian invention of national dress by Prince Albert, Queen Victoria consort and husband. The true version wore the plaid cloth all around him in one piece like a blanket with a was the way it was draped that made it look good.

Rob Roy MacGregor, the folk hero and Robin Hood of the highlands, is buried in the atmospheric churchyard of a Victorian parish church in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. A romantic 18th century figure, made famous by the work of two famous writers, he may be an example of the old adage that when it comes to fame, "There's no such thing as bad publicity.".

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That situation still prevailed inwhen Rob Roy MacGregor was born in a cottage at Glengyle, at the head of Loch Katrine in the Trossachs area of Stirlingshire.

He was the third son of Donald Glas of Glengyle and Margaret Campbell and would later use his mother’s surname when the banning of the MacGregor name was reinforced. Quotes about MacGregor []. Honor made him a man. Courage made him a hero. History made him a Legend. Tagline for the film Rob Roy; Rob Roy () [] Novel by Sir Walter Scott.

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Scott’s romantic image is however, far from the rogue which Nigel Tranter portrays in this classic work. Rob Roy () is a historical novel by Walter Scott. It is narrated by Frank Osbaldistone, the son of an English merchant who travels first to the North of England, and subsequently to the Scottish Highlands, to collect a debt stolen from his father.

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