Well, according to some sources, the character was not based on any real person from the Jacobite era, unlike other characters on the show. Outlander featured some real figures including the Duke of Sandringham (Simon Callow) and Bonnie Prince Charlie (Andrew Gower).
How much of Outlander is historically accurate?
The Starz hit Outlander has become known for many things during its five seasons on the air. While intense battle scenes, stirring drama, startling deaths, and wondrous sexytimes are among those positive attributes, it can‘t be said that the show is totally historically accurate at all times.
Is Outlander based on a true story?
Outlander: the real history that inspired the time-slip drama. The historical drama series Outlander, based on a series of novels by Diana Gabaldon, has become a TV phenomenon and – despite its fictional narrative – much of the story is rooted in historical fact.
Was there a real James Fraser in Scotland?
Major James Fraser of Castle Leathers (or Castleleathers) (1670 – 1760) was a Scottish soldier who supported the British-Hanoverian Government during the Jacobite risings of the 18th-century and was an important member of the Clan Fraser of Lovat, a clan of the Scottish Highlands.
Is the Gaelic in Outlander accurate?
Again, it is a relict of the early books. So, yes, the Gaelic spoken in the series is, at times, largely accurate.