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By Keith Branigan

"Barra - Episodes from an Island's background" seems at a dozen episodes of specific curiosity and significance 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 examining approximately those occasions you are going to additionally meet many 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 considered one of Britain's such a lot 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, old records and oral culture this ebook offers a desirable review of six thousand years of Barra's history.

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