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A History of Clan Campbell: From Origins to Flodden (Vol 1) 1st Edition

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This splendid volume ! is based on privileged access to the Argyll manuscripts and a deep knowledge of family and local history ! Alastair Campbell has a good eye for colour, weaving into his narrative wonderful tales that are part history and part myth!one can only look forward [to] the next part of this finely written and beautifully produced history. Times Literary Supplement On one level this is an interesting, well-written narrative of the early history of the clan ... for the more scholarly reader, this book presents a great deal beyond the narrative history, which is as engaging and supported by the sources as one could wish. -- Darlene M. Hall, Lake Erie College Scotia This splendid volume ! is based on privileged access to the Argyll manuscripts and a deep knowledge of family and local history ! Alastair Campbell has a good eye for colour, weaving into his narrative wonderful tales that are part history and part myth!one can only look forward [to] the next part of this finely written and beautifully produced history. On one level this is an interesting, well-written narrative of the early history of the clan ... for the more scholarly reader, this book presents a great deal beyond the narrative history, which is as engaging and supported by the sources as one could wish.

About the Author

Alastair Campbell of Airds was employed by the Duke of Argyll as archivist at Inverary Castle and was the same year appointed Her Majesty's Unicorn Pursuivant of Arms, a member of the Court of Lord Lyon. He has published many articles on Scottish History and was in 1996 awarded an honorary research fellowship by Aberdeen University.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Polygon at Edinburgh; 1 edition (June 15, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902930177
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902930176
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,222,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alastair Campbell of Airds has made the history of the Campbell Clan a thoroughly readable mixture of fact and conjecture. A particularly interesting feature, in my opinion, is the family tree which begins with God and includes Adam, Constantine and King Arthur. Volume 1 covers the clan's origins in about 1263 through the Battle of Flodden in 1513 where many of the Campbell chiefs and their men died alongside their king, James IV. This is an outstanding reference book, a "must read" for anyone interested in Scottish history, and should be in all Campbell libraries. I look forward to Volume 2, to be published in 2002.
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This is an incredibly thorough early history of Clan Campbell, including its possible origins. I might suggest that any reader have some broad understanding of Scottish history before diving into this book as it's not really an "introductory" level read. But for those with some prior knowledge, this will satisfy very nicely.
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ALASTAIR CAMBELL OF AIRDS WAS MY REPRESENTER FOR MY GRANT OF MACALISTER ARMS IN 1993.IN THE PAST, THE CAMPBELLS WERE NO GREAT FRIENDS OF THE MACALISTER CLAN ,BUT I MUST SAY ALASTAIR HAS DONE A MAGNIFICENT JOB FOR ALL THE CAMPBELL CLAN OUT THERE. HE IS A BIG MAN, AND I FEEL THAT HE IS GOING TO STOMP ON ME WHEN I STAND BESIDE HIM .IN MUCH EARLIER DAYS ....CULLODEN ,WE WOULD HAVE BEEN ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE WOODEN FENCE AT CULLODEN MOOR..I WEAR A WHITE COCKADE IN MY SKYE BLUE BONNET WHICH ANNOYS ALASTAIR TO SOME DEGREE.I MET THE LAST DUKE OF ARGYLE IN 1993 WHEN I WAS CALLED TO INVERARY CASTLE ,THE CAMPBELL HEADQUARTERS .I WAS HOPING TO BUY THE BARONY OF TARBERT CASTLE THAT MY TARBERT LINE OF MACALISTER ANCESTORS WERE CONSTABLES OF FOR NIGH ON 200 YEARS ,BUT THE DUKE OF ARGYLE NOW HAS THIS UNDER HIS CONTROL .MY MACALISTER ANCESTORS HAIL FTOM THE "STRATHAIRD" ESTATE .ISLE OF SKYE .WE MACALISTERS HAVE BEEN IN AUSTRALIA SINCE 1817 .MY COUSIN ,ANGUS CHARLES MACALISTER OF THE "GLENBARR BRANCH OF MACALISTERS RAN THE CLAN MACALISTER CENTRE AT GLEN-BARR ABBEY ,KINTYRE ,A SHORT DISTANCE DOWN THE KINTYRE PENINSUAR FROM TARBERT CASTLE AND INVERARY CASTLE ,AND JUST THIS SIDE OF THE MULL OF KINTYRE
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