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TITLE
Alasdair Carrach leading the charge at the Battle of Inverlochy, 1431
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_39_P026
PLACENAME
Inverlochy
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmonivaig
DATE OF IMAGE
1898
PERIOD
1430s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30758
KEYWORDS
Lochaber
Lords of the Isles
James I
Tantallon Castle
Battle of Inverlochy
Alasdair Carrach
Alasdair Carrach leading the charge at the Battle of Inverlochy, 1431

The power of the Stewart kings was constantly threatened by opposition in the west and north of the Scottish kingdom, especially by the MacDonald Lords of the Isles. In 1428 Alexander MacDonald, Lord of the Isles, was summoned by James I to a parliament in Inverness. MacDonald was subsequently arrested and imprisoned. He was eventually released only to be imprisoned again in Tantallon Castle. In 1431, members of his family, including Alasdair Carrach, sought revenge at the Battle of Inverlochy. The king's army was routed and he fled south, leaving the MacDonalds victorious.
The illustration is from 'Loyal Lochaber. Historical Genealogical and Traditionary' by W Drummond Norie, Glasgow, 1898

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Alasdair Carrach leading the charge at the Battle of Inverlochy, 1431

INVERNESS: Kilmonivaig

1430s

Lochaber; Lords of the Isles; James I; Tantallon Castle; Battle of Inverlochy; Alasdair Carrach

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The power of the Stewart kings was constantly threatened by opposition in the west and north of the Scottish kingdom, especially by the MacDonald Lords of the Isles. In 1428 Alexander MacDonald, Lord of the Isles, was summoned by James I to a parliament in Inverness. MacDonald was subsequently arrested and imprisoned. He was eventually released only to be imprisoned again in Tantallon Castle. In 1431, members of his family, including Alasdair Carrach, sought revenge at the Battle of Inverlochy. The king's army was routed and he fled south, leaving the MacDonalds victorious.<br /> The illustration is from 'Loyal Lochaber. Historical Genealogical and Traditionary' by W Drummond Norie, Glasgow, 1898