The Real Outlander

Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society

How real to true events is the Outlander series?

The Jacobite uprising of the 18th century was led by Bonnie Prince Charlie to reclaim the thrown of Great Britain for the Stuarts.

Recruiting Highland clans along the way, they put up a good fight.

Anyone who’s followed the series will know how brutal it could be, but what really happened? Did Prince Charles really flee the British army dressed as an Irish spinning maid? And were the sex scenes accurate to the time?

Today Kate is joined by Sarah Fraser, author of The Last Highlander: Scotland’s Most Notorious Clan Chief, Rebel And Double Agent. Sarah has family connections to the Fraser clan who fought in the uprising, so who better to speak to!

This episode was edited by Tom Delargy. The producer was Stuart Beckwith. The senior producer was Charlotte Long.

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