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Yesterday marked the 276th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden, where the Jacobite forces led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart were brutally annihilated by the the forces of Hanoverian king George II, under his younger son Prince William “The Butcher” Duke of Cumberland. Many people wonder why their Jacobite ancestors pledged their loyalty the Jacobite […]

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Reasons why Scots joined the Jacobite Army in 1745

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Before 1745, any form of Jacobite allegiance was immediately suppressed, or worse, so Jacobites had to do all their meetings and planning in secret. Since you could not talk about Jacobite affairs publicly, Jacobites  would wear or display certain symbols on their clothing and in their homes.   1.The White Cockade:     The White Cockade was […]

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Jacobite Symbolism

Arundel Castle, former home of Adeliza of Louvain, the fairy maid of Brabant