“The Gallant Grahams” Summary


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The narrative is rather disjointed. It begins with regrets for exiled Grahams and then recalls Sir John Graham the friend and supporter of Sir William Wallace. However, its main focus is the military career of James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, and it gives an account of his rise, culminating in his taking of Aberdeen and his victory at Inverlochy.   It then tells of his sojourn on the Continent raising support for the royal cause and his return with troops to Scotland. It reports his defeat at Invercarron and his execution in Edinburgh. It grieves for the execution of Charles I and rejoices in the return of Charles II.