Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

Although many of the characters in the Jacobite Chronicles are MacGregors, I’ve resisted including one of the most famous members of the clan in my books. He is, however, mentioned […]

The Garrison of Inversnaid

The Garrison of Inversnaid

Although I’ve written about the Garrison of Inversnaid, both in Pursuit of Princes and Tides of Fortune, I had never actually been there, getting all my information from my book and internet research. Last […]

Childhood in the 18th Century

Childhood in the 18th Century

In the 17th century, children were considered to lack self-discipline and self-control, and it was generally believed that they needed to be severely disciplined to drive the original sin out of […]

Witchcraft

Witchcraft

In a time when many natural occurences that might have seemed strange and magical can be explained by science, and when most people think of witches as fantasy, comical creatures […]