Dunrobin und die Landplagen

The World according to Dina

Even Bookfayries can’t report about the good and the happy only. Today we abduct you to a place which looks quite beautiful at the first glance, but behind this facade there are remorseless cruelties hiding. Karl Marx describes these inhumanities in “Capital” as the last big expropriation in our history. We speak about the Highland Clearances, the forced displacement of the locals from their land to have vast spaces for grazing sheep. Not only whole villages were destroyed, but also the crofters were forced to embark ships to America and Australia to emigrate. The 1. Duke of Sunderland, who was leading in forcing this clearance, was like a biblical plague. That ‘devil’, being the richest British citizen of the 19th c, dominated the Highlands from this castle.
Actually we didn’t want to visit such an evil place but Dina and our Master reckon that we have to visit…

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