A KIND OF JUSTICE Two Studies in Treason.

Author: Thomson (George Malcolm)
Year: 1970
Publisher: Hutchinson.
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: NrF/Vg.
ISBN: 0091029503
Price: 6.00
Hardback. The author speculates on 2 fascinating Scottish murder mysteries, each an example of political intrigue; clan vengeance and the moral and judicial codes of the Highlands. The Gowrie conspiracy took place at the turn of the 16th-century, when James VI of Scotland was involved in a skirmish at Gowrie House which led to the deaths of the Earl of Gowrie and the Master of Ruthven. The second case relates to the murder of Red Colin Campbell of Glenure which inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write 'Kidnapped'. After the failure of the '45, Glenure set out to evict the Jacobite tenants of Appin and was shot on a lonely Highland road. A Campbell had been murdered on Stewart land, but who was responsible? Illus.(including Maps and Plans), Appendices, Sources and Bibliog. 220pp. 8vo. h/back. Nr. F. in sl. sunned Vg. dw.


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