The Book of the Lews: A Story of a Hebridean Isle

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (278 pages)
Author: W. Mackenzie
Year: (1919) 2002
Publisher: ScotPress

Written by W.C. Mackenzie, and originally published 1919, this work is now available again for all to benefit from the history it records.

This largest of the Hebridean islands saw Norsemen, conflict between MacLeods and MacDonalds, the Fife expedition, Cromwellian conquest, and Jacobite activity. All are here examined, plus much on the Lewis Brochs, the Callernish Stones, and the Isle of Pygmies.

Among the families discussed are MacDonald, MacLeod, Macaulay, Mackenzie, Matheson, Morrison, and Nicholson.

Chapters include: The Norsemen in Lewis, The Old Castle of Stornoway, The MacLeods of Lewis and the Lords of the Isles, The Fife Adventurers, Oliver Cromwell and Lewis, Lewis and the Jacobites, The Callernish Stones and Their Meaning, The Lewis Brochs and Their Builders, and more.

This CD consists of scans of the original books, which can be browsed, enlarged and printed if required. Please note: it is not searchable.

Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later

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The Book of the Lews: A Story of a Hebridean Isle


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