What was the crime of the last wich burnt in the Highlands?
Which Jacobite lady led men to war while her Hanoverian husband stayed at home?
Who were the first Highland women to be recorded in history?
And how have wome's lives changed since medieval times?
Katharine Stewart takes us to the heart of the Highlands in her history of the women who shaped this land and handed down the legends which have provided a rich vein of material for generations. From the women of the shielings to ladies at court, from bards to conservationists, authors to folk-singers, Women of the Highlands examines how the culture of the Highlands was created and passed down through the centuries, and how the tradition is continuing today.