Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Culloden anniversary



Today is the 267th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden, which took place on April 16, 1746.



I like this video very much. (The song is "The Ghosts of Culloden", performed by Isla Grant.)

Diana Gabaldon noted in her blog post about her 2008 visit to Culloden that she saw the place where Jamie woke after the battle, thinking he was dead.  When I asked her on Compuserve if she recalled where that was, exactly, she said,
Jamie made it almost to the second government line.  He woke in a little swale or dip (you recall he was lying in water), about forty feet off the path that leads from the Visitors Centre--maybe a couple of hundred yards beyond the VC itself.
The photo below shows the area where the government lines were, marked with a red flag.



I was lucky enough to be able to visit Culloden last year.  It's an amazing place, and the Visitors Centre is very well done.

1 comment:

Christiane said...

Good morning Karen, I like the video (and the song "Ghosts of Culloden")very much too (heard it for the 1st time last year on Diana's page I think,it brought tears to my eyes, the song is beautiful).Before reading Diana's books, I had no idea what happened at Culloden and what was exactly the Jacobite Rising ! This morning I said : April 16th, that rings a bell.. Thankyou Karen, best greetings.