I suppose we can’t speak of spectral knights and castles inhabited by ghosts without mentioning a haunted battlefield or two, if even briefly…
|Culloden Moor by Mike Pennington|
And what is more appropriate to begin our July “Spirit of the Knight” book tour guest blogs than the highly revered, greatly respected, Culloden Moor, near Inverness. Here, amidst the heavy rain on this boggy day of April 16th, in the year 1746, government troops decimated every man comprising Bonnie Prince Charlie’s rebel forces. These forces were made up of brave Scotsmen from clans such as the Frasers, the Stuarts and the MacDonalds, who wanted nothing more than to see a Stuart return to the throne. Fate would not will it so. Even after the bloody battle concluded, the work of death did not. The slaughter continued until every man loyal to Prince Charlie died. It took but 40 minutes.
Given its history, I’m not so sure I’d have the heart to visit Culloden… Would you?
Today’s Guest Blog Stop (where I give excuses as to my chosen genre):
July 7: Ye Olde InkwellI hope you’ll drop on by and leave a comment for another chance to win our fun prizes!
July’s Blog Stop Calendar:
July 14: Queentutt’s World of Escapism
July 21: Angels with Attitude Book Reviews
July 21: Literaria
July 28: Booklover Sue
July 28: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock