Hunger, Protest, Riot: three months in north and north-east Scotland (Professor Jim Hunter)
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Jim Hunter, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of the Highlands and Islands, talks about his recent book, Insurrection: Scotland’s Famine Winter, and takes questions on how he set about the archival and other research underlying his meticulous reconstruction of a brief, but often violent, episode: three months which brought widespread hunger, saw grain carts seized, ships boarded, harbours blockaded, a jail forced open, the military deployed and soldiers firing on protestors.
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