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Recounts the life of seventeenth century Scottish hero James Graham, the 1st Marquess of Montrose, who spent years struggling against the anti-royalist forces of Civil War Scotland, until his execution in Edinburgh in 1650.
Hardcover, 172 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by St. Martin's Press
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A straightforward, handily short, biography of a national hero (unless you are descended from a Covenanter). I first met James Graham, the Marquis of Montrose, in John Buchan's historical novel Witch Wood. Montrose makes an all-important cameo appearance. Buchan also wrote a biography of "The Great Marquis," but it's longer and knottier.

The Wedgwood book has good maps on which to follow the campaigns.

The villain Montrose in Rob Roy is not the same person.

To this soldier, who was hanged for tr
Constance reminded me of this person with her review of a THE PROUD SERVANT : THE STORY OF MONTROSE by Margaret Irwin. I wrote a term paper on him for one of my history classes in college.
I've always found Wedgewood an attractive writer and interesting historian; and then put this together with this extraoridnary story and you've got a winner.
Karen Floyd
A short well-written biography of a real hero and an honorable man.
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Dame (Cicely) Veronica Wedgwood OM DBE was an English historian who published under the name C. V. Wedgwood. Specializing in the history of 17th-century England and Continental Europe, her biographies and narrative histories "provided a clear, entertaining middle ground between popular and scholarly works."
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