No Tragic Story
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The Campbells of Argyll, allied to the crown, were a considerable political force in the western Highlands, but by the late 17th century, the once formidable house of Argyll had begun to crumble. In 1685, the ninth Earl, Archibald Campbell, mounted a rebellion aimed at overthrowing the Stewart monarchy and restoring Clan Campbell's power. Paterson gives a full account of the Argyll rising and places the events of 1685 in the context of late Stewart politics and Scottish history as a whole.