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By Keith Branigan

"Barra - Episodes from an Island's historical past" seems at a dozen episodes of specific curiosity and value within the heritage of Barra and the Bishop's Isles, from the time of the Pioneers who first settled the islands round 3500 BC to the Vatersay Raiders of 1906. In interpreting approximately those occasions you are going to additionally meet a number of the vibrant characters who've peopled Barra over the centuries from the Viking invader Onund Woodenleg, and the piratical leader Rory the Tartar, to the Macneil who fought at Corunna and Waterloo, went spectacularly bankrupt, after which went directly to develop into one in every of Britain's so much senior infantrymen. you will additionally witness the infamous clearances by the hands of Colonel Gordon of Cluny and the tragic destiny of 350 passengers at the Annie Jane in 1853. Weaving jointly the facts of archaeology, ancient files and oral culture this ebook presents a desirable assessment of six thousand years of Barra's history.

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