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.
Welcome back for the finale of Outlander Book Club!! This week it's all about Part Seven: "Sanctuary". All eight novels of the Outlander series are absolute roller coaster rides, but the last few chapters of book one are something special in the way of emotional torment. Will they make it in time to save Jamie from the noose? Hmmmm... I don't know. Keep reading to find out... *wink wink.
The prodigal son returns this week, and in true Outlander style, Jamie's homecoming is fraught with all the turmoil and drama of a long-running Soap on day-time TV. I can't wait to break it all down for you, so let's get started!!
The first few chapters of Part Three, "On The Road" encompass some of my favorite parts of Book 1 including The Wedding and The Wedding Night. It's a story that never gets old, and I'm looking forward to discussing it with you all!
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.
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.