Author calls for a reappraisal of the character and career of Bonnie Prince Charlie on the tercentenary of his birth
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Gifted to the museum in July, the lace had sat undisturbed in a desk for more than half a century in the south of Scotland.
Today, the site is marked by the Glenfinnan Monument which was built in 1815 to commemorate the Jacobites who fought and fell during the ’45’.
Few in Lochaber are as well versed in the history and lore of the Jacobite Rising of 1745 as Glenfinnan resident, Tearlach (Charlie) MacFarlane. He is probably the most well-known and eminent specialist on Moidart genealogy.
The Highlanders threw their bonnets in the air and cheered, shouting: ‘Long live King James the Eighth and Charles Prince of Wales, Prosperity to Scotland, and no union’.
The last few days of July and the first few of August had been spent on the Du Teillay on covert operations, sending out messages and receiving key players for meetings about the fledgling rising.
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.
The 24-year-old Prince’s travelling companions on board the Du Teillay were a motley crew of seven much older and rather infirm gentlemen – later called The Seven Men of Moidart
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.