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Oliver Thomson is the author of Sutton's book 'Easily Led' : A History Of Propagandas and 'From The Bloody Heart - the Stewarts and the Douglases'.

This is the only book to give a readable account of the feud between two great clans.  It is a vivid account of the remarkable rivalry and sometimes bloody conflict between two great families which originated in the west coast of Scotland.  Starting with the violent death of the Campbell chief in 1297 the feud then went on for 450 years in Scotland and Northern Ireland with numerous cullings and clashes inflicted by both sides, amongst which the incident at Glencoe just happens to be the best publicised.

Yet both families continued to grow, to scatter over the world and to produce a large number of talented energetic descendants including two British Prime Ministers (Campbell Bannerman and Ramsay MacDonald) and the first Canadian prime minister.

The second half of the book charts the period after 1745 when large numbers of both clans spread rapidly round the world transported as criminals, evicted in clearances, or simply seeking their fortune in peace or war.  We follow the families in the American and Napoleonic wars to India, the West Indies and Australia.  We meet politicians, poets terrorists, sportsmen and women, entrepeneurs and world speed record holders.

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ISBN 07509 43157