They claimed independence from the rule of the Scottish monarchy, by virtue of their origins as Lords of the Isles. Their chiefs were bold forceful leaders, often with a strong sense of justice and concern for the welfare of their folk.
About the artists - two of the best!
Robert Ronald McIan (1803 - 1856), born in Scotland, began his working life as a professional actor, playing in Sir Walter Scott's Rob Roy before he was 18.
McIan gave up the stage for painting - choosing subjects with such titles as The Battle of Culloden, A Highland Fued, The Jacobite Hiding Place, and The Highland Whisky Still. In 1845 McIan collaborated with James Logan to produce the illustrated Clans of the Scottish Highlands, now extremely rare, from which the MacDonald portrait is faithfully reproduced.
Your MacDonald warrior is armed with a basket-hilted broadsword and wears in his bonnet a heather plant-badge and the white cockade of a Jacobite supporter.
Your McIan print is distinguished and authenticated by the impressed seal of the MacDonald clan crest.
Dennis Lindsay Horton (1951-) is the third generation of his family trained and skilled in the art of heraldic representation. His Scottish/Irish ancestors migrated to Australia in 1820. Dennis is a piper and former soldier in the Australian Army.
Why have and display your own MacDonald clan crest and tartan?
In his 1929 book In Search of Scotland, the noted travel writer H. V. Morton wrote -
"The Highlander is a vocal patriot and in this he is assisted by his sense of poetry. Mountain burns and the sound of old battles are always in his soul... the Highlander is a born aristocrat. The enormous gulf between baron and serf which existed in England for centuries was unknown in the Highlands, where the clansman bore the name of his chief.
The Highlander goes through life with a fine superiority complex: his name is itself a crest for all men to see... Even the death of the clan system against the bayonets at Culloden became a noble and heroic thing. The clans were dead. Long live the clans!"
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the story of Clan MacDonald clan in each of its branches,
clan maps of Scotland,
a list of MacDonald Associated Names (Alexander, Allan, Beaton, Connell, Henderson...),
short biographies about some MacDonald clan notables.
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