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John Graham

(c. 1648—1689) Jacobite army officer


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(c.1648–1689) ‘Bonnie Dundee’, first viscount, a Royalist officer employed by the Scottish Privy Council in executing the severities of the government in Scotland during the reigns of Charles II and James II. In 1688, when James ‘forsook his own cause’, Graham's life was in danger even in Scotland; he determined to raise the Highlands for James (after the manner of his collateral, Montrose, in 1644) and was killed at the moment of victory in the battle of Killiecrankie. He figures prominently in Walter Scott's Old Mortality; see also William Wordsworth's sonnet ‘In the Pass of Killiecranky’ (written 1803; pub. 1807).

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

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