Roy Mac Gregor became an outlaw after being set up over a loan. His
land was seized, his house burnt and his wife raped by the officers of
.................................. These are the tactics still
employed today by certain Council's against
private citizens simply fighting for their rights and
justice............................. While modern day Council's
don't rape women or burn homes, they might as well. For partnerships
are torn apart and financial ruin follows an uphill struggle sometimes
over many years, often leading to bankruptcy of the intended victim.
Neeson as Rob
Watson's detailed biography of Rob Roy . Though lacking a
bibliography, this is to my mind the best out there.
Rob Roy MacGregor : His Life & Times by W. H. Murray. Three
online reviews, including:
Murray has given a well-researched, well-documented look at highland
life that enables the reader to step into the shoes (or lack thereof) of
the Scottish highlander. Everything from the clan structure, rivalries,
English oppression, how to carry a handful of oats dipped in a stream
for daily ration; it's all there.
and brief excerpt from W. H. Murray's Rob Roy MacGregor.
Asked Questions about the historical Rob Roy from Stronvar
House an inn described as "a Country House Hotel on the shore of
Loch Voil overlooking the Braes O' Balquhidder in the heart of Rob Roy
of Stronvar House, owned by Ian Dubh MacGregor until his death in
Slice of Highland History," background information on the clan
system and the persecution of the Gregors in the 16th and early 17th
century. From The Gathering of
Clan Gregor from The
Gathering of the Clans.
Clan Campbell (Rob Roy's mother's clan and the clan he was forced to
take up) from The Gathering of
Jacobite and Cary's Rebellions" from About.com.
April 16th, 1746" Web directory from Famous
Scottish Battles - the whole truth!
Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
Roy: Highland Hero" a short but good biography from The
Gathering of the Clans.
Historical Figures: Robert "Roy" MacGregor from the Scotsmart
web directory. See also their History
of Strathearn, 1700 -1746 with information on the Jacobites, Rob Roy
and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Scots short bio and links.
Scotts: Rob Roy MacGregor from the elegant and jam-packed See-Scotland.com.
The also have a page on Sir
bio from the Clans and Tartans of Scotland.
bio of Rob Roy , with beautiful photo of Balquhidder, by Blythe
genealogical information by John Ward.
Roy's grave at Balquhidder Church, Perthshire, Central, Scotland.
Photos courtesy "Find A Grave"
Roy -- Miscellaneous." A brief bio, the Rob Roy tartan and
tourist photo of Rob Roy's grave taken by the Hunt family. See their
Roy Movie (1995)
Scott's Rob Roy
Literature and Movies
of the World
Hood is often considered the archetypal outlaw hero. As a
result, many cultural heroes are referred to as the Robin
Hoods of their respective countries.
These sites are
about Robin Hood-like characters from different countries.
These heroes and villains can be real, legendary and
completely fictional. It should also be noted that these
legends are in no way inferior or subordinate to the Robin
Hood legend. Some of these tales predate Robin's adventures.
national hero and the basis of Braveheart , starring
Mel Gibson. Some believe Wallace's adventures influenced the
Robin Hood legend.
-- albeit much later -- Scottish hero. He also inspired films
known as Boadicea, this queen of the Celtic Iceni fought the
Roman invaders of Britain.
Kelly: Australian Iron Outlaw
Slavic Robin Hood".
legendary Swiss archer.
important and controversial figure in Canadian history.
real-life outlaw and murderer from the "Old West" of
the United States. His legend has some Robin Hood elements.
late real-life Bandit Queen.
Spanish Californian hero is the fictional creation of Johnston
Zhuan / Suidoken -- The Outlaws of the Marsh
known as the legend of the Water Margin, Shuihu Zhuan is a
classic of Chinese literature set in the 10th century and
stars "Robin Hood-like" men and women. It's also
popular in Japan, where it's known as Suikoden.