Saturday, 11 July 2009

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites - resources

I've just discovered that a useful resource on the Jacobites is actually available online. Following the 1745-46 rebellion, a series of testimonies concerning the whole affair was gathered by an Episcopalian minister, the Reverend Robert Forbes and written up as "The Lyon in Mourning". In 1895 this account was published by the Scottish History Society, edited by Henry Paton with a new preface, and has subsequently been digitised and placed online at the National Library of Scotland website, at

The account comes in three volumes, and is well worth a read if you have an interest in the Jacobites, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Forty Five. Another useful guide on the rebellion is found at, whilst S. & N. Genealogy Ltd is selling a CD-ROM entitled "A List of Person Concerned in the Rebellion 1745-46", a reprint from an original text in 1890 with the names of some 2500 Jacobites, outlining their respective fates.

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