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George Wade

George Wade was born in 1673 in Killavalley, Westmeath, Ireland, and is best remembered as the father of the military road-building programme that he oversaw and directed during his tenure as commander-in-chief Scotland (1724-1740). Wade...

Lord Lovat’s memorial to George I

THE Highlands of Scotland, being a country very mountainous, and almost inaccessible to any but the inhabitants thereof, whose language and dress are entirely different from those of the Low - country, do remain...

Hugh Mackay of Scourie

Hugh Mackay of Scourie was born c.1640 and is best remembered for commanding Scottish government forces at the battle of Killiecrankie in 1689.

HMS Dasher

HMS Dasher (D37) was a Royal Navy Avenger-class escort carrier that suffered a major internal explosion and sank midway between the Isle of Arran and Ardrossan on the Clyde on 27 March 1943. The vessel...

General Wade’s Report on the Highlands

IN Obedience to Your Majesty’s Commands and Instructions under your Royal Sign Manual bearing date the 3rd day of July 1724, Commanding me to go into the Highlands of Scotland, and narrowly to inspect...

Act of Proscription 1746

An Act for the more effectual disarming the Highlands in Scotland and for more effectually securing the Peace of the said Highlands; and for restraining the Use of the Highland Dress, and for further...

Robert Campbell of Glenlyon

Robert Campbell, 5th Laird of Glenlyon, was born in 1632 and is best remembered for commanding the Scottish government forces that carried out the Massacre of Glencoe. The Campbells of Glenlyon were a cadet branch of...

Act of Union 1707

Whereas Articles of Union were agreed on the Twenty Second day of July in the Fifth year of Your Majesties reign by the Commissioners nominated on behalf of the Kingdom of England under Your...
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