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Loch Shiel at Glenfinnen, Scotland

Bonnie Prince Charlie, claimant to the British throne, raised his standard here to mark the start of the Jacobite rising of 1745.  He took Edinburgh, defeated a British force at Prestonpans, and advanced as far south as Derby, England, before he had to retreat.  In April 1746 his forces, exhausted and demoralized, were utterly routed at Culloden Moor, near Inverness, and in the bloody repression that followed he was hunted as a fugitive for more than five months.  He passed through these mountains three times as he eluded his pursuers, but the Highlanders never betrayed him and he escaped to France in September 1746.

Olympus OM1 - 35mm lens.  1/250 f16
Ilford Pan F film.


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