What I want to do next is to finish the Fergus Findlay, Drover trilogy, then follow Miss Kirkwood through to her retirement and becoming the Cairndhu matriarch. It takes Peggy through the lean thirties and […]
I read recently that winning the battle at Prestonpans gave the Jacobites military control of Scotland. In other words, 5000 Highlanders could dictate to the whole of Scotland on pain of being slaughtered and their […]
I’m closing in on the Jacobites but had to stop to finish the rewrite and publishing of Thistledown, a novel set in the Highlands of Scotland in the years just after Waterloo. I was first […]
I want to write about the Stuarts from their victim’s point of view and Culloden is a good place to start. A great deal has been written on Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Highlanders, all […]
Why Bonnie Prince Charlie had to fight Culloden.
I had a conversation with someone who was giving a talk on Jacobite uprisings and Bonnie Prince Charlie’s amazing escape. When I suggested maybe the British Navy didn’t want to catch him and were relieved […]
The Bank of England was fifty one years old, not yet retiral age, when it was almost destroyed by the Scots. In 1745 the Scottish Highlanders under Bonnie Prince Charlie invaded England, got as far […]
The Polish Princess risks much to wed James III