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Catholic Church…On Wrong Side Of History…Again?

Some speculation that the Catholic Bishops in Norn Iron are angry about the Conscience Clause and a general anti-Religion atmosphere in Norn Iron. I have always sought to seperate Religion from Politics. I do not like mentioning Religion (a personal … 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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The King Over The Watter (sic)

Modern Jacobites……are a fairly risible bunch of tweedy individuals. It has been my misfortune to meet a few. Indeed they are madder than people who shove starving ferrets down their trousers. But the man whom they style “King Francis II” … 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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