This resource contains digital facsimiles (in PDF format) of two important Jacobite commentaries published by the Scottish History Society. These are full-text transcriptions which have been scanned and OCRd to make them searchable; more early documents published by the Scottish historical clubs will be digitised and added over time.
The Lyon in Mourning, or, A collection of speeches, letters, journals etc. relative to the affairs of Prince Charles Edward Stuart.
One of the best contemporary records of the Jacobite rising of 1745-46, this collection was compiled between 1746 and 1775 by Robert Forbes (1708-1775), episcopal Bishop of Ross and Caithness from 1762 and a strong Jacobite. His manuscript collection is now housed in the National Library of Scotland (shelfmark Adv.MS.32.6.16-25), and a page of it can be seen on our Scotland's Pages website. The digitised version here is of a printed edition compiled in three volumes for the Scottish History Society in 1895-96 by Henry Paton.
Itinerary of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, from his landing in Scotland, July 1745, to his departure in September 1746, compiled from The Lyon in Mourning, supplemented and corrected from other contemporary sources.
Following the appearance of the SHS edition of The Lyon in Mourning in 1895-96, a need was felt for a more simplified account of the movements of Prince Charles Edward Stuart during 1745 and 1746. The digitised version here is of the Scottish History Society's 1897 edition, compiled by Walter B. Blaikie.