Monday, September 06, 2021

The Standard on the Braes o' Mar

 On this day, the 6th of September in 1715 John Erskine, Scotland's 6th Earl of Mar, unfurled the standard of the old Pretender at Braemar.  Thus began the first of the Jacobite risings supporting King James III and VIII as the legitimate king.

There is much about Jacobitism on the web, not all of it, shall we say, worthwhile.  You could make a very good start here though.



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