The Jacobites, loyal followers of an exiled king, sparked political upheaval in Scotland. From the Glorious Revolution of 1688 to the Battle of Culloden in 1746, their story is one of rebellions, plots, espionage, tartan-clad heroes and bloody defeat. It is a story clouded by failure and cloaked in romance, making it sometimes difficult to disentangle from the turbulent historical reality.
On this free, three week online course, produced and delivered by University of Edinburgh and National Museums Scotland, you will unravel the Jacobite story. Using objects from the museum you will discover the lives of the rulers and their followers who sought to change history.
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