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How much of Outlander is historically accurate?

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Outlander’s historical accuracy is about the uprising against England based on Bonnie Prince Charlie’s (Andrew Gower) claim to the English throne accurately depicted Outlander, although the conflict’s background was a bit simplified for the show, for example, not all Scots supported the prince.

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How much of Outlander is historically accurate?

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Many Scottish people did settle in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Blowing Rock, North Carolina, in the colonial period, as Jamie and Claire do in Season 4 of Outlander. But, not everything on the show about colonial life in North Carolina even geography was accurate.

Based on Author Diana Gabaldon’s extensive research, she first gave us a little background on the work she did for the novels. “The history/historical detail in the books is as accurate as history is i.e., what people wrote down wasn’t always either complete or accurate, but they did write it down.”

Diana Gabaldon tells Parade.com exclusively. “When I have to deviate from the historical record rare, but it happens or find that I have made a mistake or overlooked something, I will note that. The books have Author’s Notes at the back, and two Outlandish Companion books provide additional material and commentary, as well.”

 

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