Tag: Bonnie Prince Charlie

This week in 1745: Rebellion is in the air…

The Seven Men of Moidart – the Prince’s companions – were commemorated in the mid-1800s by Robertson MacDonald, the owner of the Moidart Estate at the time. He planted a row of seven beech trees in a field on the shore of Loch Moidart.

This week in 1745: the prince meets with clan chiefs

This was a key moment for the Rising. Without Lochiel’s support – and the hundreds of men his support would bring – the other chiefs would not have rallied to the standard and the spark of rebellion would have been snuffed out.

This week in 1745: the Bonnie Prince sets sail for Scotland…

To mark the 275th anniversary of the start of the last Jacobite rising, this week we launch our new weekly series involving a weekly timeline of the events leading up to that momentous day at Glenfinnan on August 19, and some of the interesting facts and artefacts associated with the rising.