The Last Highlander


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Scotland's Most Notorious Clan Chief, Rebel & Double Agent

During his life, Lord Simon Lovat was a rebel and Jacobite conspirator, loyal British army officer and government placeman. He spied for the Stuarts and the Hanoverian Georges; was a double agent, a Protestant and Roman Catholic. He was both feudal, benevolent despot and University trained philosopher, reading Machiavelli in original Italian. He disputed theological niceties with the Papal Nuncio in France, while courting Louis XIV for money to fund an invasion of England. He was fluent in five languages.Lord Lovat, well into his 70s and weighing close to 20 stone, was the last British peer to go under the axe. He was a victim of the brutal state sponsored suppression that was the "pacification" of the clans after the 1746 Culloden defeat.Bonnie Prince Charlie's defeat at Culloden led directly to the end of the traditional Gaelic civilization and also the end Stuart Prince's loyal supporters and marks a moment in history when the rest of Britain turned decisively away from the Celtic heritage.This is a fascinating period in history which will depict the many societies among which Lovat moved as well as the many ancient Celtic cultures of Scotland that existed during his life that begun in 1688 and brutally ended in 1747.
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