History of the Highlands, Vol. 3: And of the Highland Clans (Classic Reprint) by James BrowneHistory of the Highlands, Vol. 3: And of the Highland Clans (Classic Reprint) by James Browne

History of the Highlands, Vol. 3: And of the Highland Clans (Classic Reprint)

byJames Browne

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The principal friends of the Chevalier de St. George, and every person of any distinction in Scotland, suspected of favouring his preten sions, were, upon the failure of the expedition, immediately seized and committed to the castles of Edinburgh and Stirling, and the common jails, whence many of them were transmitted to England, and imprisoned in the Tower of London, or in Newgate. Among those who were carried to London, was the Duke of Hamilton, who, taking advantage of a quarrel between the Lord-treasurer Godol phin and the Whigs, obtained, by offering his support to the latter in the election of the Scottish representative peers, not only his own liberation, but also that of all the other prison ers, with the exception of Stirling of Kier, Seaton of Touch, Stirling of Carden, and other gentlemen of Stirlingshire, who, on receiving intelligence that the Chevalier had landed, had mounted their horses and advanced in a body towards Edinburgh, to support him. These last were brought to trial for high treason, as having appeared in arms against the govern ment; but as no proof was brought against them, they were acquitted. 6 The fact is, that the queen's advisers, fully aware of the great danger which the government had escaped, and the risks to which it was still exposed, were disposed to act a very lenient part, and were afraid, under existing circumstances, to commit themselves by sacrificing any of the disaffected to a doubtful, and, as it must have appeared to them, a precarious expediency.

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Title:History of the Highlands, Vol. 3: And of the Highland Clans (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:412 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.84 inPublished:October 1, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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