In doing the research for my work in progress, Hold Fast, I’ve come across some very interesting facts. Not least of these facts is the Scottish laird with the nickname “The Wicked Man”.
You see, when I got Ann MacLean‘s story, all I knew was that she was the granddaughter of a Scottish laird who lived in a castle on a cliff on the Isle of Skye. It didn’t take much sleuthing to discover that castle was Dunvegan. And based on the timeline (Ann arrived in Canada in 1774 at the age of 16) I narrowed her grandfather down to Norman MacLeod, the 22nd chief of Clan MacLeod. That’s where things get interesting.