History Project

Treachery In Scotland: The Glencoe Massacre

Season 1, Episode 10 of 10

In the early hours of February 13, 1692, while a blizzard howled through Glen Coe, 38 men, women and children of the clan MacDonald were slaughtered in their homes. Despite common belief, this was not a typical clash between two highland clans, but instead a planned and premeditated attempt at eliminating a community by Government soldiers, serving under the King. The Glencoe Massacre is one of the most famous and emotive legends in Scottish History, yet it remains as one of the most oversimplified and misunderstood historical events. It is a story of power games, betrayal and slaughter. Treachery In Scotland: The Glencoe Massacre is beautifully and expensively produced with fantastic production values.

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