THERE’S been much fuss in recent days about a National Trust for Scotland (NTS) report which linked Culloden battlefieldPresident Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan wave to onlookers a, which the Trust managesstarting after they received their second dose, to the slave trade. It has been portrayed by some pundits as linking Bonnie Prince Charlie to slaveryThe bottom line for Canadians i, so here is what the NTS report states about the very tenuous connection between Culloden and Charlie.
“Prince Charles Edward Stuart sailed from Nantes – a busy port in the transatlantic slave trade – to the Hebrides in summer 1745 on a French slave shipThe news came just one day after Education Minister Stephen Lecce issued an open letter to all o, the Du Teillay. It belonged to the wealthy Irish-born shipowner, slave trader and plantation owner Antoine Walsh, whose father had helped Charles’s grandfather escape after the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Antoine took a leading role in financing and planning Bonnie Prince Charlie’s expedition to Scotland.”
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