Henry Stuart, Prince of Wales – The Best King we Never Had? The BBC want the Answer … Stirling Castle, a cold February morning in 1594, a Scottish prince is born. His birth symbolises the hopes of four nations. He is Henry Frederick Stuart. Henry aged 2 – every inch a king in waiting When […]
The Prince Who Would be King – Who is Henry Stuart, Prince of Wales? I went looking for a missing prince, perhaps the greatest king we never had. He’s Henry Frederick Stuart, Prince of Wales… Henry, eldest son of James VI and I died in 1612 aged only 18. His huge funeral is the first recorded state […]
Click link for Talk for the National Trust at Culloden battlefield, on the awful consequences for those the shadow of Culloden fell over in the months after it.
‘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 […]
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 […]