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history SCOTLAND Volume 19, Number 4 July/August 2019


Most of us view Scotland’s foray into colonisation via the Darien scheme as something of a national disaster, not least because of the human suffering incurred and the many lives lost. Few would be able to nominate a hero or heroine who emerged from the experiment with their reputation intact, but that is precisely what Dr Julie Orr does in our article on Captain Robert Pincarton (page 16). Her new research identifies a man who showed skill and fortitude in negotiating the empirebuilding experiment and its descent into chaos, securing his release from the Spanish justice system and the threat of execution after he and his men were arrested.

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Five reasons not to miss July/August History Scotland * 19 archaeology projects to enjoy this summer * BRAND NEW research on the life of Margaret Tudor * Exclusive curator preview of the major new exhibition Wild and Majestic and National Museums Scotland * BONUS CONTENT Videos, interview * The unexpected Darien hero - Captain Robert Pincarton