270 years ago…

The Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre blog is as impressive as the place itself. This most recent post commemorates the 270th anniversary (tomorrow) of this decisive battle.

And in honour of the anniversary my book, The Silver Locket, will be free on Kindle for 5 days from tomorrow. The battle is central to the three 21st century children’s mission in the story. So, if you haven’t read it yet, your aged 9 to 90 – or older – and you like a good old adventure story, do give it a try.

Click here to download the book.

Culloden Battlefield

On the 16th April 1746 the Battle of Culloden took place on Drumossie Muir, near Inverness. The battle lasted less than an hour and saw Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s Jacobite army defeated by a Government army led by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland.

The battle is considered as a key point in Scottish, European and indeed World history and every year hundreds of people come to Culloden Battlefield to commemorate the battle and all those who fell.

Cull8 Wreaths laid at the Culloden Memorial Cairn

This year we reach the 270th anniversary of the battle and to mark this we thought we’d have a little look back at how the battlefield has changed over the years.

At the time of the battle, in 1746, Culloden was moorland and by all accounts was rather boggy, indeed the name ‘Cuil Lodair’ can be interpreted in Gaelic to mean ‘marshy nook’. Over the years though…

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5 thoughts on “270 years ago…

  1. Thanks for sharing the link Anne. Hope you’re well. It’s an interesting piece and I’ll comment there too. Nearby in Staffordshire, is Crown Meadows, where the ‘The Butcher’ camped and Cumberland House still stands in Stone high street (it’s a doctor’s surgery). Fascinating to think what would’ve happened if Charles Stuart hadn’t been persuaded to turn around at Derby……

    • Yes thanks, Richard, I’m very well. I hope you are too. And thanks too for visiting the blog. I didn’t know about Crown Meadows or Cumberland House. Yes, there’s a school of thought that thinks BPC would have won if he’d persevered and gone on from Derby. It’s a very interesting chapter from Scottish/British history and I’ve been fascinated by it since primary school.

      • I had fun taking my Glaswegian father-in-law around the sites here. You can imagine what he thought of Longshanks on the wall at Lichfield Cathedral !

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