"Reminiscences of a Jacobite"

December 5th 2020 marks the 275th anniversary of the Jacobite Council of War at Derby.  This was the turning point of the Rising of 1745.  Before December 5th, Prince Charlie's Army had never retreated; afterwards, it was never again to advance.

Over the past five years, I have marked the anniversary with a tour of the Jacobite exhibitions at the Royal Museum or the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, whose paintings and artefacts provide direct personal contact with the Jacobite era. 

This year, this is not possible due to Covid restrictions on social gatherings.  Instead, I have set up a Zoom Conference between 12.30 PM and 1:00 PM (GMT) on December 5th to introduce ‘Reminiscences of a Jacobite’, published this month by Birlinn, Edinburgh in order to mark the tri-centenary of the birth of Prince Charles Edward Stuart in December 1720.  The lunchtime talk will comprise a 15 min presentation of the book, followed by the opportunity for questions for up to 15 mins.  Doors will open at 12:20 PM, and the event will end latest at 1:00 PM (as Zoom has a 40 minute limit on free conferences).  The event is free and open to all, and can be accessed at:


Meeting ID: 921 613 5669

Passcode: Zcs3ec

Further details on ‘Reminiscences of a Jacobite’ are attached.  If anyone would like an e-mail reminder of joining instructions 24 hours beforehand (i.e. at lunchtime on Friday, December 4th), they could e-mail me at mike@nevinassociates.co.uk and I’ll make sure they are on the reminder list.

Kind regards  Michael J. Nevin, President of the 1745 Association.

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