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Whisky wars, riots and murder : crime in the 19th century Highlands and Islands

Author: Malcolm Archibald
Publisher: New York : Black & White Publishing, 2013.
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The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are full of iconic places, beautiful landscapes and flourishing wildlife, but its past has seen horrifying and brutal crime of all sorts. Nineteenth-century life in the Highlands was not easy. Rather than a rural idyll, the glens and moors were home to poachers and whisky smugglers, while the towns were often ready to explode into riot and disorder. Even the Hebridean seas had  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Archibald, Malcolm.
Whisky, Wars, Riots and Murder : Crime in the 19th Century Highlands and Islands.
New York : Black & White Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Archibald
ISBN: 9781845027285 1845027280
OCLC Number: 857800444
Description: 1 online resource (350 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1 The Geographical and Historical Background; Chapter 2 The Whisky Wars; Chapter 3 Theft and Robbery; Chapter 4 Riots; Chapter 5 The Highland Police; Chapter 6 Nautical Crime; Chapter 7 A Maelstrom of Murder; Chapter 8 The Land Wars; Chapter 9 Troubled Relationships; Chapter 10 Savage Assaults; Chapter 11 Crime and Religion; Chapter 12 Poaching; Chapter 13 Children and Crime; Chapter 14 Women and Crime; Chapter 15 A Mixed Bag of Crime; Chapter 16 The Arran Murder; Chapter 17 The Ardlamont Mystery. EpilogueSelected Bibliography; Selected Websites; Also by Malcolm Archibald; Copyright.
Responsibility: Malcolm Archibald.

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The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are full of iconic places, beautiful landscapes and flourishing wildlife, but its past has seen horrifying and brutal crime of all sorts. Nineteenth-century life in the Highlands was not easy. Rather than a rural idyll, the glens and moors were home to poachers and whisky smugglers, while the towns were often ready to explode into riot and disorder. Even the Hebridean seas had their dangers, while the Islands seethed with discontent. Whisky Wars, Riots and Murder reveals the reality behind the façade of romantic tartan and vast estates. Augmenting the.

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