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Bid to solve the mystery of Jacobite Old Fox

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The contents of a coffin will be exhumed next month in a bid to solve the 270-year-old mystery surrounding the final resting place of clan chief Simon “The Fox” Fraser.

Officially, the 11th Lord Lovat was buried at the Tower of London’s parish church following his public execution on April 9, 1747, with a brass plaque marking his interment at St Peter ad Vincula. However, there is a long-held theory that his body was quickly moved by supporters and brought home to the Highlands.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/exhumation-in-highlands-to-solve-clan-chief-burial-mystery-1-4560291

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A forensic examination which will seek to end a long-running mystery about the final resting place of a Highlands clan chief has begun.Old Fox

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What were believed to be the remains of the last man to be beheaded in Britain are in fact those of a headless woman, forensic scientists have said.

Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat and known as The Old Fox, was executed in London in 1747 because of his support for Bonnie Prince Charlie.

His headless body was taken back to Scotland and placed in a mausoleum near Inverness, according to his clan.

But scientists have found that the bones are of a woman aged 25 to 35.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42734759

 

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