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. […]
In my previous blog I wrote about Highland houses, how they were designed and built, taking into account the weather conditions and the materials available locally. But the subject wouldn’t be complete without saying something […]
The Highland houses of the eighteenth century were built for a completely different lifestyle from the one we enjoy today, and were in fact very practical. When building them people had to take account of […]
By the time the Duke of Cumberland arrived home from Flanders, Prince Charles Stuart had taken Scotland for his father, assembled over 5,000 followers, and was clearly intent on heading south for England. Cumberland […]
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 […]
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