Sawney Bean: Disecting the Legent of the Scottish Cannibal

Author(s): Blaine Pardoe 

ISBN: 9781781553671
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This legend of 16th Century Scotland has resonated down the Centuries in literature and film - this unique book discusses the case that began that myth for the first time.
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Sawney Bean: Disecting the Legent of the Scottish Cannibal is the first major non-fiction historical investigation to explore one of the most heinous crimes in 16th-century Scotland, the legend of Sawney Bean and his cannibal family. For centuries, the story of Bean and his clan are part of Scotland's folklore.

According to the legend, the family lived in a cave and preyed on travellers. When a survivor allegedly escaped to tell the tale, James I sent an expedition to capture the cannibals. They were supposedly found in their cave with the pickled remains of their victims. But was the story of the Galloway cannibal killers true?

Using a wide range of research material, this infamous legend of horror will be taken apart and how the myth became accepted as reality will be explored in detail. True crime author and historian Blaine Pardoe tackles this legend, peeling the truth out of the fable and detailing the influence of this myth on popular culture such as the infamous splatter movie The Hills Have Eyes.


BOOK ISBN 9781781553671
FORMAT 234 x 156 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 176 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 February 2015
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 32 black-and-white photographs

 

 






Blaine Pardoe is the author of numerous books in SF, military nonfiction, and business management genres. He has appeared on a number of national television and radio shows to speak about his books and has been a featured speaker at the US National Archives, the United States Navy Museum and the New York Military Affairs Symposium.

He is also a member of the League of World War 1 Aviation Historians. His books have even been mentioned in the US Congress. His books have been printed in six languages and he is recognised worldwide for his historical and fiction works.

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