Maggie Craig

About me

Maggie Craig is a Scottish writer of historical fiction and non-fiction. She is the author of Damn’ Rebel Bitches: The Women of the ’45. This has been descibed as a modern classic and the definitive work on female participation in the Jacobite Rising of 1745. She is passionate about presenting well-researched history in a readable, accessible and entertaining way.

Her most recent historical novel is One Sweet Moment, a darkly romantic tale of young love and old Edinburgh set in the 1820s. She is currently working on a novel set during the Jacobite period.

She reads widely and enjoys photography.

From my website

The Scottish Warrior: Event at the Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen

Looking forward to speaking about Jacobite men as well as Jacobite women as part of a panel at the Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen next Monday, 6th November, on the subject of ‘The Scottish Warrior in Commemorations, Museums and Politics.’ This is a free event but booking is required here. …

A Scottish Nurse in the White War: The Italian Alps, 1917-1918.

In the Sunday Herald of 22nd October 2017, Angus Robertson, SNP MP and journalist, wrote a moving article on the ‘forgotten front’ of the First World War, the struggle between Italian forces and those of the soon-to-crumble Austro-Hungarian Empire. Because so much of the fighting took place in the snows…

Revisiting the Jacobites – The History Behind the History

On Thursday 12th October, from 18.30 – 20.00 (doors open 18.15), I’ll be one of a panel addressing different aspects of the 1745 Jacobite Rising at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. I’ll be talking about the women I wrote about in Damn’ Rebel Bitches: The Women of the…

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