Using a range of sources including poetry and songs, this short course covers the dramatic events of the Jacobite Challenges between 1689 and 1746.

This course will examine the background, events, and people involved with Charles Edward Stuart and the Jacobite Challenges, from the first rejection of the Protestant reign of William and Mary to the humiliating defeat and subsequent state-ordered reprisals after the battle of Culloden in 1746. The various attempts to restore the senior Catholic line of the Stuart dynasty will be considered, using a selection of songs and poetry associated with, or commemorating, the events.

The programme will include a self-guided visit to the exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, followed by class discussion about the display and exhibits.

Tutor: Joyce Miller MA PhD

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Event information


13 Oct - 15 Oct 2017
10:30 – 15:30


Seminar Room, Learning Centre, Level 4

How much

£92 (see The University of Edinburgh website for concessions)
Includes exhibition entry

Booking information

The University of Edinburgh Short Courses are presented by the Centre for Open Learning (formerly OLL).

Call 0131 650 4400 or email

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