James of the Glen Stewart

(c. 1695—1752) convicted accessory to murder

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a character in R. L. Stevenson's Kidnapped and Catriona; a real character, who was executed in 1752 for a murder which he did not commit, after trial by a jury of Campbells (the foes of his clan).

From The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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