Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat (c. 1667 – 9 April 1747), Scottish Jacobite and Chief of Clan Fraser, famous for his violent feuding and his changes of allegiance. In 1715, he had been a supporter of the House of Hanover, but in 1745 he changed sides and supported the Stuart claim. Lovat was among the Highlanders defeated at Culloden and convicted of treason. He was the last man in Britain to be publicly beheaded, on Tower Hill, London.
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illustration from Edmund Burt's letters from the Highlands 1730-?. The estrangement between the Highlanders and the rest of Britain during the 17th and 18th centuries cannot be overstated. Everything about their culture, from their mannerisms, language, tastes, values, economic climate, and as we’ll be discussing here, manner of dress – was wildly different than their English and Lowland counterparts.
The pelt was found in 2011 in a peat bog on White Horse Hill wrapped around artefacts found in the grave, including a woven basket containing precious amber beads and earrings, as well as the cremated remains of a Bronze Age princess