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Join me, Chelsea, as I explore the history, locations, and characters of Outlander one blog entry at a time.

Here you can also access the latest and greatest episodes of The Sassenach Files Podcast.

Because of COVID-19 we are experiencing an unprecedented shortage in new entertainment. I’ll be doing my best to recommend all sorts of new and old movies and shows for you to check out in my monthly Droughtlander Survival Guide posts.

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5 Defining Moments for Claire: Season Three

Over the course of the third season of Outlander our heroine goes through more than one person should ever have to endure. But through it all, we see Claire’s aspirational journey from a young, grieving widow to an accomplished surgeon and mother. Keep reading for my list of Top 5 Defining Moments for Claire Randall-Fraser in season three.

Droughtlander Survival Guide (February 2021)

Normally, I try to theme these Droughtlander Survival Guide entries, but let’s face it, most of the time life is not some neatly organized list, and my interests very greatly depending on my mood. So, without further ado, here are 4 things I’ve been entertaining myself with during Droughtlander.

5 Defining Moments for Claire: Season Three

Over the course of the third season of Outlander our heroine goes through more than one person should ever have to endure. But through it all, we see Claire’s aspirational journey from a young, grieving widow to an accomplished surgeon and mother. Keep reading for my list of Top 5 Defining Moments for Claire Randall-Fraser in season three.

Droughtlander Survival Guide (February 2021)

Normally, I try to theme these Droughtlander Survival Guide entries, but let’s face it, most of the time life is not some neatly organized list, and my interests very greatly depending on my mood. So, without further ado, here are 4 things I’ve been entertaining myself with during Droughtlander.

The Truth Behind The Battle of Culloden

The romanticized, version of the Jacobite conflict which spanned 50+ years of Scottish history, tends to oversimplify things, and as the story has been told and retold down through the generations, opinions and third-hand accounts have now been cemented in many people’s minds as fact. The Battle of Culloden is a great example of a tall tale growing taller. So, let’s dive a little deeper into what we actually know about the Battle of Culloden and the events surrounding it.

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The One With The Ninth Earl of Ellesmere The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast

This week I’m chatting about 406: “Blood of My Blood”. Come take a ride with me as I discuss the new kid in town: William Ransom, and how he’s been molded into the young man he is. I also break down the multitude of relationship dynamics in this episode including Jamie’s rekindled bond with his son, Lord John and Claire’s newly minted friendship, and the tightrope Jamie is maneuvering between his Red Coat and Regulator acquaintances to keep this side of yet another treason charge. All that and much more is coming your way on this episode of The Sassenach Files!
  1. The One With The Ninth Earl of Ellesmere
  2. The One With The Return of Murtagh
  3. The One That Bridges The Gap
  4. The One At The Scottish Festival
  5. The One That Addresses Slavery