A collection of primary Jacobite sources
This Jacobite site gives sources of information in relation to the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. It is not intended to convey any opinion as to the political history of the '45 Jacobite Rebellion, there are plenty of sites already dealing with that aspect of Jacobite history.
The object is to show, through actual documents, text and pictures what the leading Jacobites of the Jacobite Rebellion 1745 were really like. The descriptions of the principal characters including Bonnie Prince Charlie, lists of prisoners captured after the battle of Culloden, summaries of evidence from witnesses at the trials of leading Jacobite's and named Hanoverian government spies make interesting reading. Use the SEARCH field at the top of every page to find names within the site.
Jacobite database. Use the DATABASE button to access the database page which will take you to various lists. At present there are 7,957 names in the database with each record having over 100 fields. Each field is indexed so making it very easy to filter information. These lists could be of interest to anyone researching their family tree.
Click on the Bellfindlay link to see how easy it was to distort the real facts into a story that became known as the truth.
Click on this link to access the page Borrodale Caves.
Prince Charles stayed in the Borrodale Caves before leaving for France. An article by Kees Slings from Holland relives his expedition to find the location of the caves.
Discussion paper of the possible location of the Jacobite conference which took place near the River Nairn crossing at Faillie. Click on this link to see the Paper researched and compiled by Kees Slings from the Netherlands.
Jacobite poems: Poems about the battle of Culloden and the bravery and courage of the Jacobites who fought on Culloden 270 years ago. In the MENU select BATTLES - Culloden Moor - click on poem title.
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Romantic Jacobite painting.
The painting on the right, by John Pettie, is of Bonnie Prince Charlie entering the Ballroom at Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh. Readers are given a wrong impression of events and such works tend to continue the romantic fantasy many people have of the Jacobite Uprising of 1745 and Bonnie Prince Charlie in particular.
The facts are that the painting was finished 100 years after Prince Charles Edward Stuart died.
Bonnie Prince Charlie was never described as dressing in the fashion depicted in the painting. It is recorded that he never wore the kilt until he was on the run in the Highlands from the English.
The ball at Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh never took place.
The painting depicts a scene from Sir Walter Scott's novel "Waverley" and was a continuation of Sir Walter Scott's ideas, together with Prince Albert, the Consort of Queen Victoria, to make the period of 1745 Uprising a romantic event.
Material obtained from The Sunday Post Magazine reporting on the Jacobite Exhibition in the National Museum of Scotland.
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- Loch nan Uamh Gallery
- Glenfinnan Gallery
- Prentonpans Gallery
- Shap Gallery
- Picture Gallery Monkstat House
- Keith Gallery
- Culloden Moor Gallery >
- Invereen Gallery >
- Eilean Donan Castle Gallery
- Fort George
- Portree Gallery
- North-west Skye Gallery
- Kilmuir Graveyard, Isle of Skye
- Otter Haven, Kylerhea, Isle of Skye
- Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye
- Borrodale Caves
- Achnacarry House
- Retreat after Culloden
- Retreat after Culloden