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Terpersie Castle | by arjayempee
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Terpersie Castle

The Jacobite rebellion of 1745 came to an end as we know, at the battle of Culloden in April 1746, but for many of the participants, their troubles were only just beginning. The government were quick to put together a list of 'rebels' that had participated and immediately started rounding them up in order to "bring them to justice". Charles Gordon of Terpersie had been at Culloden, and having escaped the battlefield, like many another, had to walk the one hundred or so miles home by quiet and unfrequented ways in order to avoid the searching troops. When he got to Terpersie, he found if was too dangerous to return and live in the castle, although a hiding place in the roof is still to be seen where he could hide if surprised while visiting. The rest of his time was spent 'lurking' in the Correen Hills above the castle. (Continued)

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Taken on July 9, 2007