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Publish 12 months note: initially released in 1970 by way of Oxford college Press

The definitive biography of an business genius, philanthropist, and enigma.

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Carnegie was orig17 The Charter 1835-1853 name, derived from the Gaelic words caither The first appearance in history of Carnegie as a family name is on a charter, issued by David II in 1350, from which the Earl of Southesk traced his lineage. " The earliest direct ancestor of that name to whom the infant Andrew could lay direct claim was his great-grandfather, James Carnegie, who appeared in the little village of Pattiemuir, three miles south of Dunfermline, sometime during the 1760's. Nothing was known of his past, and his romantically inclined descendants liked to think that he was perhaps a grandson of Sir James Carnegie, the fifth Earl of Southesk, who, having fought on the side of James Stuart, the Old Pretender, in the rebellion of 1715, had died in exile in France in 1729.

There would be protest meetings and petitions and even violence in the next fifteen years, but the effective alliance between the Liberal middle class and the Radical working class had been broken. It would not be realized again until the twentieth century. Britain would inch forward, not explode, into political democracy. With the possible exception of a few astute Whig leaders, no one in Britain realized what had been won or lost in those June days of 1832. Certainly Thomas Morrison did not. He was at once busy preparing his country for a continuation of the revolution that he regarded as barely begun.

But these religious spectacles were becoming rarer each year. Both the Established Church and the Seceders frowned upon such religious enthusiasms, and the newly formed Dunfermline Temperance Society, perhaps overly influenced by the Bard's poetic account, openly attacked such gatherings. " The best time of all was in midwinter, when there came the In there the outskirts of the — 39 The Charter 1835-1853 day that all Scottish children dreamed of for the whole year. Scotland scorned Christmas as a Papish holiday, but on New Year's Eve the best parts of all holidays were combined into one glorious Hogmanay Night.

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