Hunt for Rob Roy: The Man and the...
and the Myths. Rob Roy (Robert MacGregor, 1671-1734) bears
a name that is extraordinarily well known internationally
through the heroic images created for him by tradition, by
Sir Walter Scott and by Hollywood, yet no scholarly biography
of him has ever been written. Instead the tendency has been
to leave him to hero-worshippers endlessly repeating old tales.
This is the first life of Rob to written by an experienced
historian, based on a full range of sources. The picture that
emerges is one of a remarkable life, but not a heroic one.
The picture of a man deeply wronged and oppressed, forced
into outlawry, has to be modified by the clear evidence that
he was only outlawed after undertaking a careful plan to swindle
his creditors. The staunch Jacobite is revealed as a man who
supplied intelligence to the government against them. The
supposed warrior leader never fought in a battle, the reputed
great duellist avoided violence whenever possible and is only
known to have fought one duel, which he lost. Yet in some
ways Rob remains an attractive figure. That he survived, in
spite of the odds against him, is a remarkable tribute to
his tenacity of both body and spirit.
of the Highlands: Rob Roy (People... from the Past.
constable: The life and times... of Rob Roy MacGregor.
of Rob Roy,Loch Lomond,Stirling... and the Trossachs.
Highland rogue: The legends of Rob... Roy Macgregor
Rob Roy Way: From Drymen to Pitlochry.This
long-distance walk from Drymen to Pitlochry was developed
by Rucksack Readers in partnership with walking enthusiasts.
It runs for 79 miles (126 km) along some of Scotland's finest
lochs and glens, using historic footpaths, a cycle route,
forest tracks and some minor road. Many places are linked
with Scotland's most famous outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734).
DVD. One of the most invigorating period adventures to hit
the big screen in decades, this lavish, brilliantly directed
film drew critical and audience raves when it was released
in 1995. Inspired by historical fact and larger-than-life
legend, the intelligently scripted story takes place in Scotland
in 1713, when Highland farmer and clan leader Rob Roy MacGregor
(Liam Neeson) is forced to borrow money from the duplicitous
aristocrat Marquis of Montrose (John Hurt) to help his clan
survive a harsh winter. When Montrose's vile henchman (Tim
Roth) schemes to dishonour MacGregor and his wife (Jessica
Lange) and take the money for himself, the rugged Highlander
must take courageous action to preserve his integrity. What
follows, along with some of the finest sword-fighting ever
filmed, is a tale of courage and valour destined to become
an enduring movie classic.
To Rob Roy MacGregor