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Oddball16 Apr 2016 2:59 p.m. PST

The end of the Jacobite uprising, April 16, 1746.


dBerczerk16 Apr 2016 3:38 p.m. PST

This group in Belgium really know how to do Culloden right!

In 54mm, no less.

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Sir Walter Rlyeh16 Apr 2016 4:15 p.m. PST

Culloden – The Germanic conquest of Great Britain.

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2016 4:53 p.m. PST

A song to commemorate the day.
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Unlike most "Jacobite" songs, this one was actually written at the time, by Iain Ruadh Stibhart.

Latha Chuil-Lodair

O gur mis' th' air mo chrdh,
Thuit mo chridhe gu lr,
'S tric snighe gu m' shil o m' leirsinn.
Dh'fhalbh mo chlaisinneachd bhuam
Cha chluinn mi 'san uair
Gu mall na gu luath ni's ibhinn

Mu Phrionns' Terlach mo rin,
Oighre dhligheach a' chrin,
'S e gun fhios ciod an tbh a thid e.
Fuil roghail nam buadh
Bhith ga dobairt san uair,
'S mac diolain le sluagh a suas ag irigh.

Sol nan chilean a bha,
Gu ro-mhath chinnich an t-l,
Chuir iad sinn ann an cs na h-iginn.
Ged a bhuainnich sibh blr
Cha b'ann de'r cruadal a bra
Ach gun ar sluagh-ne bhith'n dail a chile

The Day of Culloden (translation by me)

Oh I am sorely wounded
My heart has fallen to the ground
And readily do my tears stream down
My hearing has left me
I hear nothing now
Slowly or swiftly, it is not joyful.

Concerning my beloved Prince Charles,
Rightful heir to the crown,
He knows not which way to turn.
The virtuous Blood Royal
Is being abandoned at this hour
And a bastard son is ascending by politics/arms.

He was of a race of whelps;
The litter has prospered well,
They've placed us with our backs to the wall.
Although you have won a battle,
It was not by your hardiness
But because our force was not mustered.

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