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John Graham of Claverhouse (1648-89)
Bonnie Dindee - 1st Viscount Dundee

Soldier and Royalist. He was educated at the University of St Andrews and served in the French and Dutch armies before returning to Scotland in 1677, when he was employed by the Scottish Privy Council to put down the militant covenanters in south-west Scotland. Their rebellion was crushed by Graham at the Battle of Bothwell Brig on 22 June 1679, and between then and 1685 he helped in the suppression of the Covenanting conventicles, earning the name Bloody Clavers, Graham was obeying the letter of the law and his reputation as a sadistic killer is somewhat distorted. When William of Orange took the British throne, Graham supported James VII, and he was created Viscount Dundee on 12th
November 1688. He rallied a Highland army for James but was killed in his hour of victory at the Battle of Killiecrankie on 27th July 1689 and the uprising came to nothing.

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