Culloden 275

Today marks the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden, the tragic end of the Jacobites’ military campaigns to restore the Royal House of Stuart. It marks the final dashing of the hopes which had been raised at Prestonpans, where the Prince’s victory seemed to hold out the promise of the long looked-for success. For […]

An interactive Order of Battle!

As we continue to develop the website, we’re adding new features that will help you find your way around the history of the battle and its place in the wider narrative of the Jacobite wars. These include a series of timelines, designed to explain how all these complex events fit together, and now also a […]

Prince Charlie’s Birthday

Marking Charles Edward Stuart’s birthday Yesterday (20 December 2020) marked 300 years since the birth of Charles Edward Stuart, the Jacobite Prince of Wales who led the Highlanders to victory at Prestonpans in 1745. Or at least it marked the date on which his birthday was marked by his supporters in Britain, where the calendar […]