The medicine chest of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s personal physician, used at the Battle of Culloden, will be featured for the first time as part of a new public exhibition, “Remote and Rural Remedies”.
The Fate of ‘The Gloucester’: the most important maritime discovery since the Mary Rose.
“The discovery promises to fundamentally change understanding of 17th-century social, maritime and political history.” Prof Claire Jowitt
The Gentleman’s Cave, Westray
In the aftermath of Culloden, Orkney experienced a wave of plunder, burnings and retribution in 1746 for those who had supported the cause of Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Souvenirs – The Pirate John Gow’s boat tiller? Part 2
“When my parents bought the farm of Midgarth from the Tait family in 1948, one of the items left in the farmhouse was an intricately carved oak tiller just over a metre long “
Massacre of Glencoe #OnThisDay
“You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebells, the McDonalds of Glenco, and put all to the sword under seventy.”
Janet Fea and the Burning of Sound
Thrust into a chair with a sword at her throat, Janet Fea, was forced to watch her house burn to the ground.
Poetry Corner Ye Jacobites by Name
On the 17th September 1745 Edinburgh was occupied by the Jacobites under Charles Edward Stuart (aka the Young Pretender or Bonny Prince Charlie)
On This Day: 20th of October 1714
Georg Ludwig von Hannover was crowned as King George I of Great Britain and Ireland.
Poetry Corner: Will ye go to Sheriffmuir
On 18 August 1746 Arthur Elphinstone, Lord Balmerino, the Jacobite noble, was executed.
Poetry Corner: Cam Ye O’er By France
Patrick Gordon was born on 31st of March 1635 in Auchleuchries, Aberdeenshire.