Serena Malyon plundering of airlie illustration

The Plundering of Airlie – The Wrath of Argyll

This piece illustrates the English Folk song “The Bonnie House of Airlie”. The song follows Lady Margaret, whose castle is plundered by the Scottish Lord Argyll and his army. Argyll takes Lady Margaret to the top of the town and forces her to watch the plundering of Airlie.
For the full story, I recommend this rendition of the song by Kate Rusby.

This illustration appears in Spectrum 21.