Wednesday, 10 November 2021

The Jacobite invasion of 1764: Tradgardland goes to war…

 A little known episode in Scottish history is the expedition from the Duchy of Tradgardland to reclaim the the throne for Prince Charles Edward Stuart. The expedition was commanded by Colonel Aeneas Ingmar Bergman  ( Scottish pro Jacobite mother and Tradgardlander father) and compromised two ships “Wild Strawberries “ and “The sixth Seal” . On landing some highland clans rallied to the banner but not in great numbers. Muskets and a light gun were made available to the clans . The invasion was easily defeated and some of the Tradgardlanders eventually found their way home. This was the last attempted Jacobite invasion. A small ceramic plaque in a Scottish suburban garden marks the spot of the final skirmish.










18 comments:

  1. A beautiful tribute and a very stout-looking force Alan!

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  2. Another Jacobite lost cause!! Nice looking army.

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  3. Who knew such an August event happened on the site of such a humble garden?

    Basing looking good, liking the rich pink coats!

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    1. History is all around us Mark. Rose is a traditional colour for Tradgardland uniforms and has been thus from the state’s inception.

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  4. Good Bergman reference, two of the finest films ever made.

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    1. Quite agree, though I have a soft spot for “Fanny and Alexander” a most beautiful film.

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  5. Great stuff Alan. Can't wait to see if there's a battle or three hereabouts in that campaign.

    Eric

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  6. I just LOVE these! They look like quite the motley crew, hard-fighting thugs, every one!

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    1. I do hope so but the Hessians have other ideas…

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  7. Oh I do hope this isn't the last appearance of Col. Bergman and his gallant soldiers!

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