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Prestonpans is the tenth episode of Season Two and twenty-sixth episode overall of the Outlander television series.


Trusting in Claire's knowledge of "history," Jamie leads the Jacobite army into a critical battle with British opposition near the town of Preston. Meanwhile, Claire attends to the dead and dying, a reminder of the truest costs of war.


Jamie needs to bypass a swamp to lead the Jacobite army to win over the British army in a critical battle. Benefiting from her experience as a combat nurse during WWII, Claire tends to wounded and dying warriors.


Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Romann Berrux as Fergus
  • Scott Kyle as Ross
  • Gregor Firth as Kincaid
  • Julian Wadham as Lord General George Murray
  • Gerard Horan as Quartermaster John O'Sullivan
  • Jim Sweeney as Andrew MacDonald
  • Tom Brittney as Lieutenant Foster
  • Alex Hope as Richard Anderson
  • Alice McMillan as Molly Cockburn
  • Bridget McCann as Alice McMurdo
  • Sarah Higgins as Allina Clerk
  • Magnus Sinding as British Soldier
  • Edward Kingham as British Sentry
  • Tom Cox as Colonel James Gardner

Production Notes


  • Jamie’s coat was originally owned by his father, Brian Fraser. Brian was wearing the coat in Episode 112, just before his death.[1]
  • Jamie and Claire's barn from Episode 209 was turned into Claire's field hospital for the Battle of Prestonpans.[1]
  • All of the weapons in the Outlander armory are museum standard replicas, meaning they're historically accurate and only manufactured using authentic materials.[1]
  • To control the levels of fog and mist used in the Battle of Prestonpans, the scenes were filmed inside a tent.[1]
  • One of the officers says the Scots are not afraid of "shot nor shell." The British artillery shell was not developed until 1784, when a young Artillery officer named Henry Shrapnel began work on it. It was not used until 1787. The term "shrapnel" for the fragments resulting from shells, bombs and grenades was a result of his invention.[2] However, mortar shells, or bomb-shells, were in use well before then.
  • "Down Among the Dead Men" is sung after the battle.



Last.fm_play.png "Prestonpans" – Bear McCreary




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