On This Day…1671


On This Day... 7 March 1671

On this day in 1671 Robert Roy MacGregor is born.  He will later go on to become a folk hero in his native Scotland.

Often referred to as the Scottish Robin Hood Rob Roy was an 18th Century outlaw who stole from the rich English and Scotts nobility and gave to the poor.


He is also remembered as a Jacobite supporter who was wounded seriously at the Battle of Glen Shiel in 1719 during the Jacobite effort to restore the Stuart Monarchy.

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