Last of the Westland Whigs

In the late 17th century, the 'Westland Whigs' were the radical descendants of earlier Covenanters who had defied the absolutist rule of Stuart kings in south west Scotland.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tom Devine lecture Lowland Clearnces

On a visit to New Zealand professor Tom Devine gives a lecture on the Lowland Clearances. There is a mention of the Galloway Levellers about 35 minutes in.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't understand a particular word he's saying - is it baltoon perhaps, or baltoun - in the context of shared-ownership crofts and single ownership crofts.
I've lost the details of where it was, but maybe about a third of the way through.
Christchurch, NZ

7:53 PM  

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