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The Dangerous Lives of the Jacobites

Fact-tastic Stories from Scotland's History

Linda Strachan
Darren Gate


Also available as: Paperback

Range: Young Kelpies eBook 136 pages 40 blw/ illustrations ISBN: 9781782506195 Publication date: 18th July 2019
"I ran forward, yelling, with all the other Highlanders. I didn’t have time to think about how scared I was."

Step into the shoes of brother and sister, Rob and Aggie, to find out what it was really like to live in the Scottish Highlands and fight for the Jacobites.

-- Who was Bonnie Prince Charlie?
-- Why were bagpipes classed as a Weapon of War?
-- What really happened at the Battle of Culloden?
-- How did the Jacobite Risings change Scotland forever?

Includes maps, timelines, family trees and more!


'I like the story about Rob and Aggie, and about fighting for Bonnie Prince Charlie. It’s as I usually say; it helps to understand history when you meet and get to know and like some of the people who were involved at the time... I reckon this kind of book will work very well in a classroom, helping to explain history.'
-- Bookwitch

Dangerous Lives of the Jacobites


Linda Strachan is an award-winning author of over 70 books, including the bestselling Hamish McHaggis series, novels for older children and many educational titles. An inspirational speaker in schools, libraries and at conferences, in the UK and as far afield New Zealand, Linda is also…

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Darren Gate is the 2016 winner of the Kelpies Design and Illustration Prize. He is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Glasgow.

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