Montrose and modern memory: the literary after-life of the first marquis of Montrose

MacDonald, C. M. M. (2014) Montrose and modern memory: the literary after-life of the first marquis of Montrose. Scottish Literary Review, 6(1), pp. 1-27. (doi:10.1353/slr.2014.0006)

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Abstract

By addressing the ways in which historical and fictional texts from the mid-seventeenth century to the present have depicted the first marquis of Montrose (1612–1650), this article emphasises the influence of religious partisanship on Scottish historiography; the distorting lens that Romanticism offered to those seeking to understand the religious and national trauma of the covenanting wars; the influence of pre-1745 events on the interests of Victorian literary Jacobitism; the impact of populism on the cult of Montrose; and the revisionism of twentieth and twenty-first century texts that question the dichotomy of cavalier and covenant presented by earlier writers and suggest a subversive reading of the heroism evoked in conventional appreciations of the life of the marquis.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacDonald, Dr Catriona M M
Authors: MacDonald, C. M. M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Scottish Literary Review
Publisher:Association for Scottish Literary Studies
ISSN:1756-5634
ISSN (Online):2050-6678

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