228p050317 - Before leaving Inverness, we visited the Culloden Battlefield. In 1741, this is where the Jacobites, consisting of numerous Highland clans with the support of The French, clashed with the English government in the last of many battles for Scottish independence. The Jacobites got squashed. Part of the reason was the Jacobites tried to be slick and sneak up on the English at night when they least expected it and were drunk... except they got lost in the dark woods and exhausted themselves from marching around aimlessly, which made them an easy target when they eventually returned to Culloden.
The Red Flags represent the positions of the English government forces; while Blue flags represent the positions of the Jacobites.
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