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> Better than fiction, Clan macnab
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Posted: 01-Mar-2002, 08:37 AM
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You couldn't write a better story than this !!

* In 1645, when the Marquess of Montrose raised the standard of Charles I in Scotland, he was joined by the Chief of MacNab, who, with his clansmen, fought bravely in Montrose?s crowning victory at Kilsyth. He was then appointed to garrison Montrose?s own castle of Kincardine, near Auchterarder in Strathearn. The stronghold, however, was besieged presently by a Convenanting force under General Leslie, and MacNab found that it would be impossible to maintain the defence. Accordingly, in the middle of the night, he sallied forth, sword in hand, at the head of his three hundred clansmen, when all managed to cut their way through the beseiging force, except the Chief himself and one follower. These were made captive and sent to Edinburgh, where MacNab, though a prisoner of war, was accorded at the hands of Covenanters the same treatment as they meted out at Newark Castle and elsewhere to the other adherents of Montrose, who had been captured at the battle of Philiphaugh. MacNab was condemned to death, but on the night before his execution he contrived to escape, and afterwards, joining the young King Charles II., he followed him into England, and fell at the battle of Worcester in 1651. The english murdered most of the captured McNabbs or let them starve to death in prison. They then burned the Clan castle Ilean Ran and all of the MacNab writs and papers.

The chief along with three hundren clansman fighting thier way out of the castle and than after being captured he escape the night before his execution. I might use this a the beginning of a short story.

I posted this once before, but I think it might have been under the wrong category.

gary mcnabb  

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