Episode 7 of The Frontier Partisans Podcast is up.
It occurred to me as I hit the Glencoe Massacre of 1692 that I was recording on the 329th anniversary of the event itself. The bleak, snowy day outside my window set the mood quite appropriately. A terrible tale, and, as usual, more complicated than the version we usually get.
In discussing the armament of the Highland warriors, I mentioned the distinctive Scottish steel-bodied pistols that were weapons of men of status. Here’s what they look like:
I am particularly enjoying creating these episodes. The history is so rich and so wild — it is endlessly fascinating.