Faeries, Farms and Folk

Faeries Farms and Folk Many people with Scottish ancestry will find Agricultural Labourers among their forebears because so many people in Scotland prior to the industrial revolution were engaged in working the land in one

  • Title: Faeries, Farms and Folk
  • Author: Carmel McMurdo Audsley
  • ISBN: 9781503251700
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
  • Many people with Scottish ancestry will find Agricultural Labourers among their forebears, because so many people in Scotland prior to the industrial revolution were engaged in working the land in one form or another Their living standards were basic Most were born, lived and died in the same area Belief in witchcraft and faeries was commonplace and people who were beliMany people with Scottish ancestry will find Agricultural Labourers among their forebears, because so many people in Scotland prior to the industrial revolution were engaged in working the land in one form or another Their living standards were basic Most were born, lived and died in the same area Belief in witchcraft and faeries was commonplace and people who were believed to have the gift the ability to see into the future were feared and ostracised.They lived in a time of political unrest and religious fervour, fuelled by the belief of many that witches, ghosts and goblins played a part in their fortunes or misfortunes It is a fascinating period in history, and one which should be visited from time to time, to remind us of the freedoms we enjoy today.

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    1. Faeries, Farms and Folk was a delightful, nostalgic adventure into the agrarian life of Scotland. It follows a family through troubles and joys, and gives excellent, well-researched insight into the lives of our forebears. While I sometimes got confused with too many M names, I well know that this is authentic to the time! I highly recommend this to anyone interested in Scotland or the 'simpler' life.

    2. This was such a wonderful story. I love history and I think if more history was written this way we all would love it. You are transported back in time with the McMurdo family, from their beginning as farmers working the land and ending in the dark dusty coal mines. It's as if you are an unmentioned family member right there in their cottages with them, in good times and in bad; with every job lost and gained; with every birth and death. Forget family trees written with pen it little blocks on a [...]

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