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TITLE
Westminster Hall during the Trial of Lord Lovat
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_569_P339
PLACENAME
Westminster Hall, London
DATE OF IMAGE
1895
PERIOD
1740s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31298
KEYWORDS
Simon Fraser of Lovat
trials
crime and punishment
Jacobites
Westminster Hall during the Trial of Lord Lovat

Lord Lovat was captured in June 1746 and tried in London for his part in the Jacobite Uprising of 1745. The trial began between 11.00 and 12.00 each day and had to finish at 6.00 p.m. as it was impossible to light Westminster Hall. The trial lasted several days and Lord Lovat was found guilty of High Treason and sentenced to death. He was beheaded on Tower Hill on 9th April 1747. He was the last person to be beheaded there.

This illustration can be found in vol 1 of 'Historical Papers Relating to the Jacobite Period 1699-1750', edited by Colonel James Allardyce LL.D and printed in Aberdeen for the New Spalding Club. The Spalding Club was an antiquarian society founded and named after John Spalding, a lawyer and Commissary Clerk of Aberdeen during the reign of Charles I

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Westminster Hall during the Trial of Lord Lovat

1740s

Simon Fraser of Lovat; trials; crime and punishment; Jacobites

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Lord Lovat was captured in June 1746 and tried in London for his part in the Jacobite Uprising of 1745. The trial began between 11.00 and 12.00 each day and had to finish at 6.00 p.m. as it was impossible to light Westminster Hall. The trial lasted several days and Lord Lovat was found guilty of High Treason and sentenced to death. He was beheaded on Tower Hill on 9th April 1747. He was the last person to be beheaded there.<br /> <br /> This illustration can be found in vol 1 of 'Historical Papers Relating to the Jacobite Period 1699-1750', edited by Colonel James Allardyce LL.D and printed in Aberdeen for the New Spalding Club. The Spalding Club was an antiquarian society founded and named after John Spalding, a lawyer and Commissary Clerk of Aberdeen during the reign of Charles I