Friday, 7 July 2017
Old Photograph Upper Falls River Coe Highlands Scotland
Old photograph of the upper Falls on the River Coe in Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands of Scotland. The Glen is named after the River Coe which runs through it. Glen Coe was once part of the lands of Clan Donald, though since the ending of the clan structure they have progressively sold off their estates. Early in the morning of 13 February 1692, in the aftermath of the Glorious Revolution and the Jacobite uprising of 1689 led by John Graham of Claverhouse, a massacre took place in Glen Coe, in the Highlands of Scotland. This incident is referred to as the massacre of Glencoe, or in Scottish Gaelic Mort Ghlinne Comhann, or murder of Glen Coe. The massacre began simultaneously in three settlements along the glen, Invercoe, Inverrigan, and Achnacon, although the killing took place all over the glen as fleeing MacDonalds were pursued. Thirty eight MacDonalds from the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by the guests who had accepted their hospitality, on the grounds that the MacDonalds had not been prompt in pledging allegiance to the new monarchs, William and Mary. Another forty women and children died of exposure after their homes were burned.
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