MacDonalds of Eigg suffocated in a cave by a band of Macleods. TC
Smout, A History of the Scottish People 1560-1830, page 103
Note: This deed is said by Macdonald in Moidart Among the Clanranalds
to have been perpetrated by Allan, son of John some time after 1584
(see below) - Moidart Among the Clanranalds, p48 Charles MacDonald,
Ed John Watts.
John of Moidart died at Castle Tirrim, having ruled the clan for
54 years. Moidart Among the Clanranalds, p46 Charles MacDonald,
Ed John Watts.
Treacherous attack on Macleans by the Macdonalds in Islay. TC
Smout, A History of the Scottish People 1560-1830, pages 103.
Spanish Armada engaged twice in the Channel and turned tail in very
bad weather going the "long way" home to avoid further punishment.
This took them by way of Orkney and whilst some went on by way of
the West coast of Ireland, others evidently came inside the Hebrides,
as a wreck off Tobermory in Mull will testify (dived in 1919). The
action and the gales took their toll and out of 130 ships that left,
only about 50 returned. A New History of Great Britain, RB Mowat,
Allan Macdonald died, to be succeeded by Sir John Macdonald who
acquired Kinlochmoidart by feu charter. Moidart Among the Clanranalds,
p49 Charles MacDonald, Ed John Watts.
Shakespeare wrote Richard III in this year and Two Gentlemen of
Verona, Romeo and Juliet and The Comedy of Errors in the year following.
A New History of Great Britain, page 293.