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17th century pinup

Dundee

A poster of John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee, that I bought on Ebay and had box-mounted recently. He  led the first Jacobite rising in favour of James VII, but was killed at the battle of Killiekrankie, which he won. He was known as "Bloody Clavers" by the Covenanters and as "Black John of the Battles" by his Highland followers. Scott wrote him as a villain in his novel, Old Mortality, but later wrote the poem, Bonnie Dundee, about him.

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rusty_armour
Mar. 4th, 2014 10:11 pm (UTC)
I'm ashamed to say that I haven't heard of John Graham of Claverhouse -- or, if I have, I've forgotten the name. I obviously need to brush up a bit a lot on my Scottish history. *g* Anywaaaaaay, it's a beautiful image and a great Ebay find. I'm sure it looks wonderful box-mounted. :-)
karen9
Mar. 6th, 2014 08:59 pm (UTC)
I don't expect everyone to know Scottish history!

It does look good box-mounted. I'm pleased with it. :o)
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