May 13, 2019

John Holker – The Manchester Regiment

  In 2004 when I started researching for my Jacobite Chronicles series (although I had no idea it would actually be a series then, and was just aiming to write one novel), I spent a […]
April 29, 2019

Manchester and the Jacobites – 1745

  In early November 1745 the Manchester militia was raised, with the intention of it protecting the town from the Jacobite army led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart, which was by now in England and […]
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. […]
August 6, 2018

HIGHLANDERS’ HOUSES IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

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 […]
June 25, 2018

THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND (PART ONE – THE EARLY YEARS)

  In the Jacobite Chronicles Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland features as a villain, his personality and actions being mainly viewed from the Jacobite perspectives of Beth and Alex. In this series of blogs […]
June 11, 2018

DONALD CAMERON OF LOCHIEL, CHIEF OF CLAN CAMERON (PART TWO)

  On 19th August 1745, Prince Charles Edward Stuart sailed to Glenfinnan at the head of Loch Shiel with the 300 men of Clanranalds, which at that moment comprised the whole of the Jacobite Army. […]
May 28, 2018

DONALD CAMERON OF LOCHIEL, CHIEF OF CLAN CAMERON (PART ONE)

  If you know anything about the ’45 you will have heard of Bonnie Prince Charlie, of Flora MacDonald and the dramatic escape over the sea to Skye, immortalised in the Skye Boat Song. You […]