The Glencoe Massacre took place on this day in 1692, when 38 male members of the Macdonald clan were killed by royalist forces acting under the orders of Captain Robert Campbell of Glencoyn, following a signed order from King William, who believed that members of Clan Macdonald has been slow to pledge allegiance to him.
The massacre took place in the early hours of 13 February, in three settlements of Glen Coe: Ivercoe, Iverrigan and Achacon – and around forty women and children who were forced to flee the scene died later of exposure to the cold.
The atrocity attracted widespread sympathy for the Jacobite cause, which would flourish in the Jacobite Rising of 1745, and Sir Walter Scott’s later romanticism of this period in time, in novels such as The Highland Widow.
Some of the haunting exhibits that will make up the National 9/11 Museum in a giant cavern beneath the World Trade Center site have been unveiled before it opens in mid-May. Some of the artifacts in the National 9/11 Museum have been revealed, including a NYFD ambulance used on the day, scorched and twisted by the heat of the flames(top). A payphone, sign and traffic signal damaged in terrorist attacks(bottom)
Photo credit top: Amy Weisser, bottom: Jin Lee
Fuck this is a bit grim isn’t it? Why not throw in the remains of some jumpers as well?