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April 16, 1746

Today is the 265th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden. In honor of that, I thought I’d just post links to the two blogposts I did a couple of years ago, when I was privileged to attend the dedication of the new Visitors Centre at Culloden.

“Dedication”

“Culloden”

Urram do na mairbh.

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  1. Dear Diana,

    My grandmother is a Campbell, my grandfather is a MacKinnon and my greatgrandfather is a MacKenzie, all from the Isle of Skye. My grandparents came to America in 1907. I took much of this for granted growing up as part of a large extended Scottish and Scandinavian family in Seattle. I would hear the stories growing up and it was almost in one ear and out the other, until I got old enough to appreciate the stories and respect how hard life was. Thank you for reminding me of my heritage. And thank you for the history in a fine story with endearing characters. Sometimes I feel like I am reading my own history. I picture my grannie spinning by the fire in a croft overlooking the Minch. God bless. Heather

  2. This is off topic, but… During the Royal Wedding “Balcony scene” there was a fly-by of WW2 planes, one of which was a Spitfire. BBC America is continuing to show it, so anyone who wants to see one in action should tune in.

  3. Was introduced to your books by a friend 8 weeks ago and have been madly reading. I love them and want to know when the movie is coming out. Thought Chris Hemsworth might be a good Jamie Fraser?

  4. Thank you for re-posting these two blogs. I had not seen them before. I enjoy your writing so much.
    It is always touching when you go to any battle site and walk through what remains of that historical time and tragedy.
    My husband and I are going to Scotland (for the first time) in September 2011. Looking forward to it with a passion.

  5. I absolutely love you’re writing’s, and am an avid reader.
    I am a Celtic Woman born and bred,..
    I have been trying in vain to find out thee names of those,,
    “Brave Warrior’s”..
    Who fought in the battle of Culloden, I would be very much obliged if you, or anyone reading this, could “PLEASE” tell me, or at the very least, point me in the right direction,,
    to find out
    if there was a “Kenneth Porter” involved in the battle?..

    Sincerely

    Ellen Truax

    ~God Bless~

    • Dear Ellen–

      Well, yes. THE MUSTER ROLL OF CHARLES EDWARD STUART’S ARMY. This has a complete list of the men who were formally enlisted, at least, and gives (where available) data on whether each man was killed, transported, pardoned, or whatever. It’s arranged by regiment, though, not an overall alphabetic listing of names, so you’d either have to know which regiment your Porter belonged to, or be willing to thumb through all the regimental lists.

      –Diana