If you do not want any spoilers for Outlander S3, don’t read any further!
History is a key element in Starz’s time-traveling TV show, Outlander. Through her series of books, author Diana Gabaldon plays with historical accuracy at times, using real life people and events to help unfold the plot of her main characters, Jamie and Claire Fraser. In last season’s finale, Claire traveled back through the stones in Craigh na Dun, leaving her beloved Jamie behind to fight a doomed battle for the Jacobite army. By some miracle of fate Jamie survived, but neither Claire nor the viewers know exactly how he managed to stay alive in one of the most violent battles in Scottish history.
If you’ve done your homework and are all caught up with Jamie and Claire’s adventures in the first two seasons, stick around to find out some more about what lies ahead for Jamie when #OutlanderSeason3 premieres next year. But first, let’s take a page out of Diana Gabaldon’s book and set history straight on the Jacobite Rising of 1745, and the events that led to Culloden.
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