Bonnie Prince Charlie

April 1, 2019

Lord George Murray – role in the ’45 and later years.

In my last post I dealt with the first part of the ’45 and Lord George Murray’s part in it, along with the split in the leadership caused by the incompatible personalities of Lord George […]
March 18, 2019

Lord George Murray – role in the ’45 (part one)

  In July 1745 Prince Charles landed in Scotland, raised his standard at Glenfinnan in August, and headed south with his growing army. Lord George Murray, along with a lot of other men, joined the […]
March 3, 2019

Lord George Murray – his early years.

  Last year when visiting Scotland I ended up quite by chance visiting Blair Castle, which was the ancestral home of one of the most pivotal characters in the 1745 Jacobite Rising, Lord George Murray. […]
May 14, 2018

SHOULD THE JACOBITES HAVE RETREATED AT DERBY?

Ever since the decision was taken by Prince Charles’ council on 5th December 1745 to turn back at Derby instead of continuing on to London, a decision that ultimately led to the catastrophic defeat at […]
April 30, 2018

WHY DID THE HIGHLAND CLANS RISE FOR PRINCE CHARLES EDWARD STUART?

If you listen to all the legends about the Jacobite Rising of 1745-6, there are two main answers to the question – firstly because they were driven purely by loyalty to the House of Stewart, […]
April 16, 2018

BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE PART FOUR – THE LATER YEARS

  Over the next five months as a fugitive, Charles showed himself at his very best once again. Sheltered by loyal Highlanders, he had to keep on the move constantly to elude the troops that […]
April 2, 2018

BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE PART THREE – THE ’45

  In my previous blogs I’ve looked at the childhood and adolescence of Prince Charles, and the events which led to his decision to mount an expedition to Scotland in the summer of 1745. Now […]
March 19, 2018

BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE PART TWO – THE LEAD UP TO THE ’45

  The Jacobite Chronicles start in 1742 with Richard Cunningham returning home after his father’s death to discover that the inheritance he was expecting is only a dream, whilst his sister has been left a […]
March 5, 2018

BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE PART ONE – CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE

  Throughout history there have been a number of people whose fame, long after their deaths, have not been merely consigned to the pages of dusty seldom-read history books, but have instead remained fresh in […]