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Simply a Jacobite woman? The life experience of Lady Nairne

August 17th, 2016

Episode 469 of 474 episodes

Lady Nairne was a noted Jacobite who played an important part in rousing support for the risings of both 1715 and 1745. This talk draws upon letters and papers to examine the experiences of Lady Nairne and other Jacobite women during and after the risings.Dr Nicola Cowmeadow is a Carnegie Scholar with an ongoing interest in women in history – her doctoral thesis was on 'Scottish Noblewomen, the Family and Scottish politics, 1688-1707' (2012). She is also the Local History Officer for Perth and Kinross working in Local and Family History at AK Bell Library, Perth.