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1700: Darien ships in Charleston, The Duke of Hamilton and the Rising
Sun reach Charleston in Carolina.
1745: Charlie at Blair, In the 1745 Jacobite revolt, Bonnie Prince
Charlie reached Blair Castle today and remained overnight, on his way
south after landing at Glenfinnan. The Goverment army occupied the
castle in 1746 as the Jacobite revolt came to its forgone conclusion.
The Jacobites under Lord George Murray, lay siege to Blair in what was
the last castle siege in Britain.
Queen Victoria visited Blair in 1844. She presented the 200 Athollmen
who formed the royal bodyguard with regimental colours. They are now
the only private army in Europe. Source: <email@example.com>
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