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Festival of Politics 2018: A Forgotten History: The Scottish Clearances

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Festival of Politics 2018: A Forgotten History: The Scottish Clearances

October 12, 2018 17:30

 

Historian Sir Tom Devine’s ground breaking new book The Scottish Clearances: A History of the Dispossessed (1600-1900) is a unique and challenging reinterpretation of one of the most controversial subjects in Scottish history – The Clearances. Join Chair Presiding Officer and Professor Emeritus Sir Tom Devine OBE as they discuss fresh perspectives on the many men, women and children affected by the clearances. Sir Tom claims this is his most ambitious and challenging project in Scottish history to date. Come and learn why the book threatens to undermine some of the nation’s most cherished orthodoxies about its past.