Scottish national hero or scandalous predator? Based on new and extensive research Hector
tells the true story of 'Fighting Mac', Sir Hector Macdonald, and is an exploration of the elitist English class system, the poisonous influence of rumour and gossip and the devastating power of the global press. Rising from humble beginnings through the ranks of the British Army, to become a knight of the realm, hero of the Battle of Omdurman and Queen Victoria's favourite general. A Scottish hero. Allegations of scandalous liaisons surface and MacDonald is forced to return home. But was he guilty? Or was he the victim of a plot fabricated by an English Establishment to remove a Gaelic-speaking upstart who got above himself?
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(Was So Great a Crime)