The Jacobites

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The Jacobites


The Jacobites
Online Course: 2-4+ hours/ week over 6 weeks
Dates: Saturday 11th November - Saturday 16th December 2017

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The Jacobites course looks at the events of the Jacobite period and also the lives of those involved. The topic immediately brings to mind events such as the Glencoe Massacre, the Act of Union and ‘the Forty Five’, but the wider history is less well-known and often much debated.

The course takes a step-by-step approach to navigating the history and using evidence to arrive at your own understanding of the Jacobites as a whole. As a guide my role is to provide evidence, media and discussion - not to draw and pass on my conclusions.

Over six weeks the course involves:

- Untangling the Jacobites’ story from start to finish over almost 200 years?
- Evaluating original sources and drawing your own conclusions?
- Tracking and exploring your understanding of major themes and events?

The course involves:

- A weekly Jacobite’s Journal with timelines, sources and quizzes.
- A Facebook discussion group with daily posts of articles and images.
- A guided discussion each weekend.

Guide: David Morrison, FHEA.
Full contact details:
Cost: $25 for the full course.

If you’d like to try the course please include a note of your Facebook name, so I can be sure to get a correct match. My PayPal email is nedjer@gmail. Thirty is about the minimum number needed to run the course and PayPal makes it easy to refund should that be called for. The idea is to have some fun exploring the history, so there will be a short code of good practice for discussions.

(The wine glass: The white rose is an ancient Scottish symbol - long associated with the Stuarts. The rose was a statement of legitimacy used on Jacobite wine glasses, which often displayed coded symbols.

The white rose is thought to have stood for the exiled king, while a rose bud to the right represented his immediate heir, Prince Charles Edward Stuart. A second rosebud, represented Prince Henry Benedict Stuart, Prince Charles’ younger brother. When two rosebuds appear, the one representing Prince Charles is usually larger and appears on the verge of opening).

A basic course outline for the Jacobites course.

Part 1 - Jacobites and The Glorious Revolution

1. The Union of the Crowns
2. The English Civil War
3. The Stuarts
4. Competing Empires
5. The Revolution
6. Scandal

Discussion - Rivals and Rivalries

Part 2 - The Union of Scotland and England

1. The Conflict of 1689–92
2. Glencoe
3. Divide and Rule
4. Reactions and Impacts
5. Invasion
6. Monarchy and Government
7. Religion
8. The Highlands

Discussion - The Powers Behind the Throne

Part 3 - War

1. France
2. Spain
3. England
4. The Clans
5. The 15

Discussion - Civil War

Part 4 - Exile and Empire

1. Empire
2. The Jacobites Abroad
3. Recruitment
4. Wade
5. Changing Lifestyles

Discussion - Change

Part 5 - The 45

1. Characters and Causes
2. Combatants and Non-Combatants
3. Glenfinnan
4. Edinburgh
5. England
6. Retreat

Discussion - High Stakes

Part 6 - The Impact of the 45

1. Punishment and Penance
2. Mythmaking in the Aftermath of the 45
3. Clearance
4. 21st Century Jacobites
5. Review

Discussion - Media and Memory