A really big and exciting weekend is taking place at Dunbar, Scotland on the weekend of September 17 + 18, 2016. There will be a re-enactment of the Battle of Dunbar, a special talk about the prisoners by Andrew Millard and another special presentation by Diane Rappaport about the Scots prisoners who were exiled to the New World. If you are in Scotland or Northern England, don’t miss these events!
Saturday, September 17, 2016:
THE SCOTTISH BATTLEFIELDS TRUST IS PROUD TO HOST A MAJOR RE-ENACTMENT SPECTACULAR, RE-CREATING THE DRAMATIC EVENTS OF THE BATTLE OF DUNBAR 1650.
This is a not-to-be missed event, so get the dates in the diary.
MORE DETAILS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE DEDICATED WEBSITE:www.eastlothianbattles.com
Battle displays and living history will be provided by the English Civil War Society: http://www.ecws.org.uk/
“The Scottish Soldiers Project:
Prisoners from the Battle of Dunbar in Durham”
Dr. Andrew Millard
Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, & Associate Director of the Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies at Durham University
In November 2013 two mass graves of Scottish prisoners from the Battle of Dunbar were discovered at Palace Green, Durham.
This talk will discuss the scientific and historical work to identify them, and what we have learnt about the lives of these men and their fellow prisoners.
This talk is part of our DUNBAR 1650 weekend
Sunday, September 18, 2016:
Thanks to the efforts of our John Cleary in Edinburgh and the generosity of Arran Johnston of the Scottish Battlefields Trust, a new event has been added to the schedule of the reenactment of the Battle of Dunbar weekend on September 17th and 18th in Dunbar, Scotland.
Diane Rapaport, historian, author, lawyer, and professional genealogist, will be offering her presentation of “Scots for Sale” at the Dunbar Town Museum, Sunday morning at 10:00 am. As many of you know, Diane has written extensively on the subject and has done research for this group. Her articles and research results are included in our files collection.
I am pleased to share with you all that I will accompany my partner Diane to Scotland. For those of you who are also planning to attend the reenactment, please contact me off list and we’ll find times to get together.