An avid researcher, and stickler for the facts, Diana Gabaldon is forever dropping historical Easter eggs throughout her stories, and just like Paris, the setting of pre-Culloden Scotland is blanketed with historical figures. From Jamie’s grandfather, Lord Simon Fraser of Lovat, to Prince Charlie’s advisors, George Murray and John O’Sullivan, key players of the 1745 Jacobite Rising make an appearance throughout Season 2 and Dragonfly in Amber.
This is going to be a VERY long droughtlander, and while news of season 6 is slowly starting to trickle in, filming won't be starting for AT LEAST another three months. So, in the meantime, make yourself cozy by the fire with a wee dram, and join me for an Outlander Read Along.
To understand Charles Edward Stuart and his cause, we must first understand the events prior to his birth. Join me as I go back to what caused the Jacobite Rebellions, who was involved, and how that relates to our Bonnie Prince. Then, join me as I move forward to see what happened to Charlie after that fateful day at Culloden.
In lieu of a cliff notes history lesson this week, I wanted to do a piece I’m dubbing “In Other News”. The cast of Outlander has been busy lately, despite the hold on filming, and I’m going to run down the list of goings on for your Outlander obsessed convenience.
The fashion industry was at its zenith in the 18th century -- especially in Paris, France, and it was not uncommon for the newest fashion periodicals to circulate at a rate of every ten days! This meant that as soon as something was “in style” it was almost as quickly “out of style” creating a revolving door of the newest styles, materials, and accessories.
The rights to Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times Best Selling Outlander Series were tossed around for the better part of 20 years before Ron Moore, Maril Davis, and Matt Roberts came along. Great choices of cast, set and costume designers, writers, and directors created a phenomenon that would take the world by storm, and the rest is history. Check out some of my favorite moments in my new blog entry!