Siege of Fort William next subject for history society

The fort at Fort William at the time of the Jacobite Rising in 1745. NO F13 Fort of Fort William

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The Siege of Fort William took place in 1746 lasting some two weeks – and will be recognised again on Thursday April 4 at the last meeting of the season of Lochaber Local History Society.

The siege was finally raised on April 3, 1746, when the Jacobites drifted away toward Inverness to join the main army.

Iain Rose, local historian and teacher, has collected from the Stuart Papers at Windsor and other sources the original letters which exchanged news and orders between the government forces and independently some Jacobite sources which follow the siege as it evolved.

The ideas and the angst in these letters will be spoken by a cast of seven, led by Iain who will narrate the event.

This evening will offer a unique opportunity to understand the deliberations and doubts of those involved.

All are welcome at the Ben Nevis Hotel at 8pm on Thursday April 4.

 

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The fort at Fort William at the time of the jacobite Rising in 1745.

NO F13 Fort of Fort William