266 years ago.

#1
I6th of April 1746, the last battle on British soil. Two hundred and sixty six years ago tonight, the Jacobite army made the ill fated forced march to Nairn to attack Cumberland's camp,I wonder how our history would have been different had they succeeded

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#3
A good friend of mine (English) attended a Caledonian Night in the ME and during the proceedings stood up and toasted The Duke of Cumberland - the proverbial lead balloon and someone poured a haggis over him.
 
#4
Insert major mainland civil war battle for Legs.

Cue BBC Scotland, showing some Blue bonnet reenactors tomorrow, with the First Minister raising a peh before a minutes silence.

Might have affected the seven years war a wee bit, Would Wolfe have made it to the St Lawerence though.
 
#5
Insert major mainland civil war battle for Legs.

Cue BBC Scotland, showing some Blue bonnet reenactors tomorrow, with the First Minister raising a peh before a minutes silence.

Might have affected the seven years war a wee bit, Would Wolfe have made it to the St Lawerence though.
Yes he would cos he was the dogs so he would have done it a bit differently thats all.
 
#6
Does Salmond give a flying F*** about all the Scots that were on the winning side? Or the English in the losing side?
 
#7
Does Salmond give a flying F*** about all the Scots that were on the winning side? Or the English in the losing side?
To be honest he probably wouldn't have a clue about either.
 
#8
I6th of April 1746, the last battle on British soil. Two hundred and sixty six years ago tonight, the Jacobite army made the ill fated forced march to Nairn to attack Cumberland's camp,I wonder how our history would have been different had they succeeded

battle of culloden - Google Search
I suppose you want a ******* apology, wreaths laying and some sort of memorial service.
 
#10
I suppose you want a ******* apology, wreaths laying and some sort of memorial service.
It would be nice for all the English who died on the Jacobite side... even teh ones hung at Inverness as traitors.
 
#13
'Butcher' Cumberland - well, at least he made great sausages! :chef:
He wasn't that bad a bloke... the University of Glasgow gave him an honoury degree due to his efforts at bringing peace to the nation.
 

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#15
Jesus, does this mean they will STILL be going on about this in 166 years time?

Come to think of it, these english who were at the battle, were they from liverpool per chance?
 
#16
No just compensation couple of million a head for anyone who has at least one grandparent from the highlands should do it,
Shouldn't the Jacobite ancestors be paying for the deaths of all the loyal British subjects of the time?
 
#18
Is there some kind of competition to mournfully remember the dead from ancient battles/unsuccessful transatlantic crossings at the moment?

I need a helpline because my great great great grandfather received a nasty head wound during the Crimean campaign.

And don't get me started on the lack of an apology from Rome.
 
#19
I6th of April 1746, the last battle on British soil. Two hundred and sixty six years ago tonight, the Jacobite army made the ill fated forced march to Nairn to attack Cumberland's camp,I wonder how our history would have been different had they succeeded

battle of culloden - Google Search



Nah mate…

Battle of Orgreave, 18 June 1984, where the southern Calvary cut down Scargills army


 
#20
Is there some kind of competition to mournfully remember the dead from ancient battles/unsuccessful transatlantic crossings at the moment?

I need a helpline because my great great great grandfather received a nasty head wound during the Crimean campaign.

And don't get me started on the lack of an apology from Rome.
Bollocks to Rome it is bloody Oslo I want an apology from, and I want compensation for loss of assets and trauma suffered at the hands of their out of control troops.
 

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