anonymous asked:

What's outlander about?

OUTLANDER IS ABOUT an 20th century nurse called Claire. She was on a trip with her husband Frank Randall and they were rekindling their love and then BAM. She accidentally travels through time back into the 18th century where she lands into a tonne of trouble BUT FEAR NOT YOUNG CLAIRE because a group of scraggly, mean looking, adorable Scotts will save you. Well, sort of save because Claire wants to get back home but it’s not simple. ENTER JAMIE FRASER (watch out for this one, your heart will be captured). Then we let the adventure and romance ensue…plus a whole lot of trouble. 

Read it. Watch it. Love it.


People disappear all the time. Young girls run away from home. Children stray from their parents and are never seen again. Housewives take the grocery money and a taxi to the train station. Most are found eventually. Disappearances, after all, have explanations. Usually.  | Outlander: 1x01 - Sassenach |


You can see how flat and open and boggy it is. The highland army was completely exposed, and they then charged into the teeth of musket fire, cannons, mortars… with nothing more than their broadswords, for the most part. It was very, very quick and very bloody. The whole thing took less than an hour. How many were killed? Jacobites lost something in the region of 2000 men. 

But the interesting thing is that in the years following Culloden, the estates of the Clan Chieftains were plundered, sold. The government banned the wearing of the tartan. They banned the carrying of swords, even the Gaelic language. In effect, Culloden marked the end of the clans. The end of the highlander way of life.