Episode 10 of The Frontier Partisans Podcast is up. Access it here or on Spotify and other places where you get your podcasts.
When it comes to Rob Roy, here’s a pretty wide gap between the man and the legend, but the legend lives on. For, as Captain Jack Rackham told us in Black Sails:
“A story is true. A story is untrue. As time extends, it matters less and less. The stories we want to believe, those are the ones that survive, despite upheaval and transition and progress. Those are the stories that shape history.”
We WANT to believe the stories of the honorable, noble outlaw. We need them. I’ve spent considerable time with the “historical” Rob Roy, or as close as we can come, and I still “believe” the legend. Such is the power of story.