He threw himself into the struggle of party, first as a Whig, then as a Tory; but as a friend said of him later, "He was neither Whig nor Tory, neither Jacobite
It is true that his nature was extremely conservative; that after a brief period of youthful free thinking he was fanatically loyal to the national Church and to the king (though theoretically he was a Jacobite
, a supporter of the supplanted Stuarts as against the reigning House of Hanover); and that in conversation he was likely to roar down or scowl down all innovators and their defenders or silence them with such observations as, 'Sir, I perceive you are a vile Whig.' At worst it was not quite certain that he would not knock them down physically.
If a man like your brother likes to go into Parliament as a yeoman or a gentleman or a Jacobite
or an Ancient Briton, I should say it would be a jolly good thing."
And, indeed, I have the comfort to think there will be but little danger; for a popish priest told me the other day the business would soon be over, and he believed without a battle." "A popish priest!" cries Jones, "I have heard is not always to be believed when he speaks in behalf of his religion." "Yes, but so far," answered the other, "from speaking in behalf of his religion, he assured me the Catholicks did not expect to be any gainers by the change; for that Prince Charles was as good a Protestant as any in England; and that nothing but regard to right made him and the rest of the popish party to be Jacobites
."--"I believe him to be as much a Protestant as I believe he hath any right," says Jones; "and I make no doubt of our success, but not without a battle.
HOW HE WAS KIDNAPPED AND CAST AWAY; HIS SUFFERINGS IN A DESERT ISLE; HIS JOURNEY IN THE WILD HIGHLANDS; HIS ACQUAINTANCE WITH ALAN BRECK STEWART AND OTHER NOTORIOUS HIGHLAND JACOBITES
; WITH ALL THAT HE SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF HIS UNCLE, EBENEZER BALFOUR OF SHAWS, FALSELY SO CALLED
The West Highland Museum has added to its already extensive collection of Jacobite
artefacts with the purchase of a hidden portrait snuff box.
A bold plan to create what might become Scotland's foremost centre for the study of the Jacobite
wars is just days away from a crucial Falkirk Council decision.
The outlaw Rob Roy Macgregor also fought for the Jacobite
cause at the battle.
A 300-YEAR-OLD musket ball and mortar shell have been discovered at the site of a "forgotten" Jacobite
It is called Jenny Cameron: The Jacobite
Mystery of a Female Imposter...
Gathering Storm, a story of Jacobite
intrigue and romance set in Edinburgh and Scotland around the Jacobite
Rising of 1745, will soon be followed by Dance To The Storm.
The club travelled 150 miles to Inverness on Saturday via Glen Coe and the Great Glen, stopping at the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness.They had a successful charity casino evening at the hotel on Saturday and on Sunday went their own ways travelling areas such as Loch Ness, the Black Isle, and the Moray Motor Museum, ending up at Culloden, the site of the last Jacobite
battle in 1746.