Alistair Moffat traces the history of the clans from their Celtic origins to the coming of the Romans; from Somerled the Viking to Robert the Bruce; from the battles of Bannockburn and Flodden to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Risings; and from the Clearances to the present day.
These are stories of great leaders and famous battles. They are also stories of an extraordinary people, shaped by the traditions and landscape of the Scottish Highlands. Moffat is an adept guide to the world of the clans and carefully chosen illustrations draw you even further into this fascinating world.
The story of the clans is also about the great emigrations to the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand which began after Culloden. Clansmen and women disappeared, but the memories have never faded. Even today the power of the ancient clan names persists, drawing many of the children of the diaspora back to this rugged corner of the world.
Complete with a clan map, this is a must for anyone interested in the history of Scotland.