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TITLE
Braemar
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_1020_P048
PLACENAME
Braemar Castle
DISTRICT
Deeside
PERIOD
1710s
CREATOR
John E. Shearer
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31401
KEYWORDS
castles
Braemar
Braemar Gathering
Deeside
Jacobites
Earl of Mar
Braemar

Braemar Castle was built by John Erskine, 2nd Earl of Mar, in 1628. It was burnt in 1689 and garrisoned by government troops after the 1715 and the 1745 Jacobite Risings.

It was at Braemar that John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar raised the Standard for James Francis Edward Stewart, the Old Pretender, in September 1715.

Braemar Castle stands close to the town of Braemar which is famous for the Braemar Gathering. The Gathering has its origins in the 11th century and has been associated with the present Royal family since Queen Victoria first visited it in 1848.

This illustration is taken from 'The Battle of Sheriffmuir' by an FSA Scot (i.e. John E. Shearer)

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Braemar

1710s

castles; Braemar; Braemar Gathering; Deeside; Jacobites; Earl of Mar

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Braemar Castle was built by John Erskine, 2nd Earl of Mar, in 1628. It was burnt in 1689 and garrisoned by government troops after the 1715 and the 1745 Jacobite Risings.<br /> <br /> It was at Braemar that John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar raised the Standard for James Francis Edward Stewart, the Old Pretender, in September 1715.<br /> <br /> Braemar Castle stands close to the town of Braemar which is famous for the Braemar Gathering. The Gathering has its origins in the 11th century and has been associated with the present Royal family since Queen Victoria first visited it in 1848.<br /> <br /> This illustration is taken from 'The Battle of Sheriffmuir' by an FSA Scot (i.e. John E. Shearer)