Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat: His Life and Times W C MacKenzie

ISBN: 9781331474951

Published: September 27th 2015

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406 pages


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Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat: His Life and Times  by  W C MacKenzie

Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat: His Life and Times by W C MacKenzie
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 406 pages | ISBN: 9781331474951 | 7.37 Mb

Excerpt from Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat: His Life and TimesSince Dr. Hill Burton wrote, about sixty years ago, his account of Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat (avowedly as a dark background to his Life of Duncan Forbes of Culloden), a good deal ofMoreExcerpt from Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat: His Life and TimesSince Dr. Hill Burton wrote, about sixty years ago, his account of Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat (avowedly as a dark background to his Life of Duncan Forbes of Culloden), a good deal of additional matter, much of it still unprinted, has become available.

I have made considerable use of the new material, more particularly of the Additional Manuscripts in the British Museum. I have also drawn largely upon Major Frasers Manuscript (published in 1889 by Lieut.-Colonel Alexander Fergusson) - which is a valuable authority when used with discrimination. This manuscript was known to Dr. Hill Burton, but he was not aware of the circumstances that gave to it the special value which it possesses- moreover, it came into his hands too late for adequate use in the preparation of his biography.

Lovats Memoirs, written by himself in French, and admirably translated by William Godwin, furnish many supplemental details, which, when sifted in the light of other contemporary records of undoubted credibility, are found, on the whole, to be substantially accurate in essentials.

The same remark cannot justly be made about the contemporary so-called Lives, which were written at a time when the public wanted, and received, sensational accounts of Lovats career.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition.

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