From the Beeb: Beach hunt for lost Jacobite gold.
Archaeologists hope to find missing French gold sent to Scotland to help fund a Jacobite Rebellion buried under a remote Highland beach.
A portion of the money was believed to have been hidden at Arisaig, near Mallaig, in the 1700s. (…)
The money did not arrive in Scotland until after the Jacobites’ defeat at the Battle of Culloden in April 1746.
It was intended to finance Charles Edward Stuart – Bonnie Prince Charlie – and his efforts against the British monarch, George II, and put his father James Stuart on the throne. [continue]