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. […]
January 28, 2019

18TH CENTURY PROSTITUTES – BROTHELS

  In my last post I wrote about courtesans, but of course the vast majority of girls who entered prostitution as a way to make a living would not even dream of ever being a […]
January 14, 2019

18TH CENTURY PROSTITUTES – COURTESANS

  Although many eighteenth century women were far from being docile and submissive, the laws were made by and in the main, for men, and consequently there were not as many career options for women then […]
December 17, 2018

CHESTER IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

  In The Whore’s Tale, the main character Sarah spends some time in Chester, so I thought readers might like to know a little more about this beautiful city. There has been human settlement at […]
October 1, 2018

FREDERICK PRINCE OF WALES – FINAL YEARS

  During the ’45 Prince Frederick took no active part in the military process, unlike his younger brother the Duke of Cumberland. He did directly ask for the command of the army heading to face […]
September 17, 2018

FREDERICK PRINCE OF WALES – AS A YOUNG MAN

  In 1731 the king returned from Hanover to find his son grown independent and dangerous, and instead of giving him some responsibility to keep him useful and busy, decided to suppress him, cutting his […]
July 23, 2018

THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND (PART THREE – THE LATER YEARS)

  Following his return from Scotland, the Duke of Cumberland was hailed as a national hero, and it seemed that his future was bright. Beloved of his people and the monarch’s favourite son, he was […]