Edinburgh 1745: Life behind the Jacobite Rising

Join Les Danses Antiques for this half-day online event to experience life in the Scottish capital in 1745!

Edinburgh 1745: Life behind the Jacobite Rising

About Edinburgh 1745: Life behind the Jacobite Rising

Experience life in Edinburgh on the brink of the 1745 Rising!

On the 17th of September 1745, the Jacobite army led by Edward Charles Stuart entered Edinburgh to stay for 6 weeks. What was the life in the Scottish capital like on the brink of the rising?

Join us for this half-a-day event to experience the life in the Scottish capital in 1745. Hear the music and stories of the time, see the dances and places that survived to this day, try the moves and exercises available to Edinburgh citizens in the middle of the 18th century, and walk the streets Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Highlanders walked.

"Edinburgh 1745: Life behind the Jacobite Rising" is part of the series of events organised by the Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust to commemorate the 275th anniversary of the last Jacobite rebellion. Join us on Zoom to bring to life this page from Edinburgh and British history.

• Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Army in Edinburgh
Arran Johnston, Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust

• Edinburgh Fencing Masters of the Jacobite Era
Ian Macintyre, Black Boar Swordsmanship School

• Scottish Music in the Time of the Rebellion
Aaron McGregor & Lucia Capellaro

• Edinburgh Assembly and Dance Traditions around 1745
Alena Shmakova, Les Danses Antiques Historical Dance Group

• Francis Peacock's 'Highland’ Dance Steps
Pat Ballantyne

• Online tour around Edinburgh featuring sights mentioned on the day and related to the Rising.

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