"The Graves of the Gallant Highlanders": Memory, Interpretation and Narratives of Culloden

  title={"The Graves of the Gallant Highlanders": Memory, Interpretation and Narratives of Culloden},
  author={John R. Gold},
  journal={History \& Memory},
  pages={38 - 5}
  • J. R. Gold
  • Published 26 April 2007
  • History
  • History & Memory
The battlefield at Culloden (Scotland), which witnessed the defeat in April 1746 of the forces of Prince Charles Edward Stuart in a battle against forces loyal to the Hanoverian King George II, remains a site charged with powerful associations. Largely forgotten for a century, the memories of the battle were steadily revived and recast under the influence of romantic Jacobitism, eventually turning the battlefield from undifferentiated moorland into sacred space. This article traces this process… 

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