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The Shadow of Culloden – 2. The Fate of Fraser prisoners

April 25, 2017

‘Pursue and Hunt these Vermin amongst their lurking Hills’  – the Duke of Cumberland In the months after Culloden, the ordinary Highlanders – soldiers and non-combatants alike – were not yet seen as an asset by the occupying forces. Unlike their land and animals. ‘We are all accounted rebels now’ lamented one Invernessian, who had […]

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Lovat of the 45 – The Old Fox – Scotland’s most notorious clan chief, rebel and double agent

March 31, 2017

Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat – ‘Last and greatest of the old-style Scottish chiefs’ Like an old eagle, Lovat smiles enigmatically from under hooded eyes – complete with 18th century frock coat, wig, breeches, wrinkly stockings, and shoes with silver buckles. This is Lovat as the great cartoonist Hogarth saw him, in the Tower of London. Hogarth’s […]

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