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Monday, November 16, 2009

Glencoe Massacre orders displayed (Scotland)

Glencoe Massacre orders displayed (Scotland)A 300-year-old document which led to one of the most infamous episodes in Scottish history is to go on display. The signed order for the Massacre of Glencoe will form the centrepiece of an exhibition to mark the end of the Year of Homecoming. It will be among nine cultural treasures which will be displayed in the National Library of Scotland from this week. Thirty eight members of the MacDonald clan were killed in the massacre. They were slaughtered in February 1692 after the document ordered members of the Campbell clan to attack their hosts and "putt all to the sword under seventy" - BBC

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