Tour Scotland Video Photographs Military Re enactment Balhousie Castle Perth Perthshire
Tour Scotland wee video of photographs of a military re enactment between Redcoat soldiers and Jacobites on ancestry visit to the grounds of Balhousie Castle home of the Black Watch Museum in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. The British government supplied their soldiers with uniforms that were dyed with madder because it was cheaper. Officers, who supplied their own uniforms, preferred the brighter red of cochineal for their jackets. Red was the symbol of power and prestige, not some cover up for blood. Jacobites were adherents of the exiled branch of the house of Stuart who sought to restore King James II and his descendants to the English and Scottish thrones after the Glorious Revolution of 1688. They take their name from the Latin form ( Jacobus ) of the name James.
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