The Dangerous Lives of the Jacobites
Fact-tastic Stories from Scotland's History
Also available as: eBook
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!
'The Dangerous Lives of the Jacobites [...] mixes first-person narratives with nuggets of well-chosen information and fantastic artwork from Darren Gate.
Rob's experiences come alive on the page as the reader is pulled not only into the thick of battle but also discovers the intricacies of life for ordinary people in the 18th century. Rob's sister Aggie remains home in the Highlands but her narrative adds a depth and richness to the book which I found delightful.
A delightful book that readers will enjoy not only for its educational value but also for its page-turning action!'
-- Saviour Pirotta, author of the Ancient Greek Mysteries series
'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.'
Posted on 15/10/19 in Features for Teachers
Who were the Jacobites and what were they fighting for? Step into the shoes of siblings Rob and Aggie, young Jacobites living in the Scottish Highland …read more >