Jean

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Posted on 03/22/2015


Photo taken on March 20, 2015



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The empty field

The empty field
Sorry not to have been around. I had painters and decorators. Then I hurt my back. Then I lost my broadband connection. Then I went off to the Inverness area for a holiday. But now I'm back, feeling restored and hoping to catch up in the next week.

The Battle of Culloden (Scottish Gaelic: Blàr Chùil Lodair) was the final confrontation of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. On 16 April 1746, the Jacobite forces of Charles Edward Stuart fought loyalist troops commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. The Hanoverian victory at Culloden decisively halted the Jacobite intent to overthrow the House of Hanover and restore the House of Stuart to the British throne; Charles Stuart never mounted any further attempts to challenge Hanoverian power in Great Britain. The conflict was the last pitched battle fought on British soil.[4]

Charles Stuart's Jacobite army consisted largely of Scottish Highlanders, as well as a number of Lowland Scots and a small detachment of Englishmen from the Manchester Regiment. The Jacobites were supported and supplied by the Kingdom of France from Irish and Scots units in the French service. A composite battalion of infantry ("Irish Picquets") comprising detachments from each of the regiments of the Irish Brigade plus one squadron of Irish cavalry in the French army served at the battle alongside the regiment of Royal Scots (Royal Ecossais) raised the previous year to support the Stuart claim.[5] The British Government (Hanoverian loyalist) forces were mostly English, along with a significant number of Scottish Lowlanders and Highlanders, a battalion of Ulstermen and some Hessians from Germany[6] and Austrians.[7] The battle on Culloden Moor was both quick and bloody, taking place within an hour. Following an unsuccessful Highland charge against the government lines, the Jacobites were routed and driven from the field.

Between 1,500 and 2,000 Jacobites were killed or wounded in the brief battle, while government losses were lighter with 50 dead and 259 wounded, although recent geophysical studies on the government burial pit suggest the figure to be nearer 300.[citation needed] The battle and its aftermath continue to arouse strong feelings: the University of Glasgow awarded Cumberland an honorary doctorate, but many modern commentators allege that the aftermath of the battle and subsequent crackdown on Jacobitism were brutal, and earned Cumberland the sobriquet "Butcher". Efforts were subsequently taken to further integrate the comparatively wild Highlands into the Kingdom of Great Britain; civil penalties were introduced to weaken Gaelic culture and attack the Scottish clan system.

Tomas K☼h☼ut, Annemarie, d and d 2, Eric Marchand and 21 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Chris10
Chris10
Nice tyo see you back with a wonderful picture Jean!

Have a good week.... Greetz, CHristien.
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautiful landscape image.
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Everything comes in Threes, but Inverness cures all! Did you visit the Black Isle? (Neil Gunn lived there )

Superb scene above, excellent angle and composition. The depth of scene and rich tones make this very special. Best wishes now that Spring is here!
3 years ago.
Jean has replied to Joan+
Yes, I went to the Black Isle. No dolphins but I found a boatyard full of rusting hulks which kept me happy.
3 years ago.
Thérèse
Thérèse
Magnifique
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Outstanding capture!

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3 years ago.
Jenasis44
Jenasis44
An excellent shot for your return - intriguing stone:)
3 years ago.
Jean has replied to Jenasis44
I liked it because a mixture of men from different clans have been buried there. The Scottish National Trust have done their best with the battlefield but basically it is a flat empty piece of ground which seems to be extremely popular with local dog walkers. I was wryly amused by a notice saying that the battlefield was a war grave and asking people to respect it. Not far away in splendid isolation on the field was a bin for dog walkers to put their dog pooh in.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Jenasis44 has replied to Jean
Ha that just about sums up the world today! Where I live we are surrounded by cider apple orchards which the locals are allowed to use for dog walking etc. At harvest time there are signs telling owners to keep dogs on leads and to clean up after their mess and take home. I have seen this flouted on many occasions. It has put me off cider for life!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo
Llanaura, soledad, hierbas y rocas. La naturaleza al desnudo.
3 years ago.
Clotilde M (Clofotos)
Clotilde M (Clofotos…
Superbe paysage !
3 years ago.
Ms.Wisteria
Ms.Wisteria
Wondering where you were. Glad to see you with this windswept landscape.
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Superb capture Jean, It has rained every I have visited and that somehow makes it even more poignant
3 years ago.
FMW51
FMW51
Excellent landscape view!
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Has a sombre brooding atmosphere to this day, rather reminiscent of Glencoe in a way.
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
So glad you are back.. and healed... and refreshed !

I love the photo..

and in a way.. perfect for this day... the day the last True Born King of England was brought so rightly back to what will be his final resting place... 500 years on.
3 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Glad to have you back, been missing your uploads. This is lovely, if I inhale hard enough I can just get the scent of the turf. The boulder makes a great foreground.

We had a friend who for many years worked at Culloden House Hotel - we'd quite often visit
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Beautifully shot, I love the golden hues.
3 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Beautiful capture.
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great landscape shot.
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Good to see you again. A lovely landscape image and memories of a visit some years ago.
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Nature's finest picture !
3 years ago.
Laurent S
Laurent S
Tres beau paysage!
3 years ago.