The Last House Beseiged in Britain | Culloden Battlefield

300 years ago on 17th March 1746 an assault began on Blair Castle that would make it the last house to be besieged in Great Britain.

Blair Castle has been around, in one form or another, since 1269 and is the ancestral home of Clan Murray and historically the seat of their chief, the Duke of Atholl. It began as a medieval tower that was continually extended over the years. In the 1740s it was transformed into a stylish home losing its…

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2 thoughts on “The Last House Beseiged in Britain | Culloden Battlefield

  1. I knew this story, and something of the history of the Jacobite rebellion. It is interesting to note that the Duke of Atholl employs Europe’s last private army, to this day. (Although there is still the the Swiss guard, in The Vatican) Mainly for ceremonial purposes of course, and it is a good tourist attraction too. Here’s a link, explaining it.
    http://www.scotlandinfo.eu/europes-last-private-army-the-atholl-highlanders/
    Best wishes, Pete.

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