Tag Archives: Culloden

Miliband, Corbyn And Bonnie Prince Charlie

I have to admit I barely watched TV in the aftermath of the the British Labour Party’s disaster at the British General Election in May. Indeed I was in the Kings Hall in Belfast until 4am and had hardly any … Continue reading

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Clan Cameron

History is a funny thing. I have been an active student for more than fifty years. Thru the standard text books, the TV Dramatisation of “Culloden”, (which led me to read the book by John Prebble) adventure stories like Robert … Continue reading

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From Jacobite To Jacobin

I am of course interested in Jacobite History. I am interested in Church History. I am interested in Military History. It all comes nicely together in the period 1688-1793 and the Wild Geese Period. Certainly adventure tales like “Kidnapped” (Robert … Continue reading

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1745…The Mini Series

I sometimes get the impression that I am living my life back to front. Things that I am doing in my twilight years should really have been done years ago. Later this week, I will be making some radio appearances … Continue reading

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Culloden 16th April 1746

On 16th April 1746, the Jacobite Rebellion ended in the Battle of Culloden and the subsequent massacre of Highland men women and children by Hanoverian forces under the command of Duke of Cumberland. No British regiment has Culloden on its … Continue reading

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Robert Burns …..Jacobite to Jacobin

It is somewhat ironic that in their search to find a culture……Unionists discovered the Ulster-Scots Culture and decided to honour Robert “Rabbie” Burns……..Burns Night being 25th January……..it seems almost churlish to point out that Robert Burns was born in 1759……..just … Continue reading

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