'You must fire on them': Protest and repression in Pultneytown, Caithness, in 1847

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Abstract

Examines, based on contemporary accounts, the protests in the small coastal town Pulteneytown, Caithness, on Wednesday, 24 February, 1847, against the export of grain; the circumstances in which a small detachment from the British Army’s 76th Regiment opened fire on the protesters; and local and London newspaper comments about the confrontation and the military response.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-45
Number of pages5
JournalStudies in Scottish Literature
Volume46
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2020

Keywords

  • insurrection
  • scottish history
  • Pultneytown
  • Caithness
  • protest

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