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Glasgow and the Jacobites

Having done blog posts on Edinburgh, Stirling and Aberdeen, today we thought we would write about Scotland’s largest city. In Webster’s census, completed nine years after the Battle of Culloden, Scotland was recorded as having a population...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 5 Aug 2018

Scottish Enlightenment

Whilst we mainly focus on the Jacobite history here at Culloden it is always nice to branch out and look at life in the 18th Century from a broader view. This week we get to look at something a bit cheerier than usual and discover some of the...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 29 Sep 2017

The Scottish Enlightenment four stages theory: a (re-)introduction

There are few paradigms more tightly connected with the Scottish Enlightenment than the four stages theory. Yet it arguably remains one of the least understood. James Tassie, Medallion of John Millar (1767). Courtesy of the University of Glasgow Archive...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 1 Mar 2017

John Witherspoon, Princeton University and Runaway Slaves

A few hundred years from the bustling centre of the New Jersey college town of Princeton is the town’s two-hundred-and-fifty-year old cemetery. Princeton Cemetery, N.J.It is a quiet resting place for everyone from the theologian Jonathan Edwards...
From: Runaway Slaves in Britain on 30 May 2016

Enlightenment Scotland still burning brightly

View of Edinburgh and the Castle. Scotland has been making headlines. In the past year, it held a referendum on independence and the Scottish Nationalist Party made unprecedented gains in this year’s general election, claiming almost every constituency...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 6 Aug 2015

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