In Outlander, The Duke of Sandringham met a brutal end , getting the chop from Murtagh Fitzgibbons . But where were his scenes filmed ?
Season two of Outlander saw the Frasers heading to France in a bid to avert the Battle of Culloden and change the course of history.
Needless to say, Jamie and Claire Fraser ultimately failed to alter events with the tragedy playing out again.
During the couple’s time in France as they tried to infiltrate and influence the court of Louis XV as well as encountering Captain Black Jack Randall at the Palace of Versailles ( Drummond Castle Gardens ) .
Previously, the evil redcoat was thought to have perished in season one but he managed to survive and was now in France.
Jamie was baying for blood from the captain after his harrowing torture and rape ordeal at the hands of Black Jack.
The two men embarked on an illegal duel which resulted in Jamie being thrown in prison and Black Jack still very much alive.
Claire had to sleep with King Louis XV in order to get a pardon for her husband for breaking the law.
Outlander’s Duke of Sandringham was played by actor Simon Callow .
But there was more after the Duke of Sandringham was discovered to have interfered with matters and was also trying to take out the Frasers.
Later, when the Duke was back in Britain, he revealed to Claire how he had tried to have her killed for interfering in the Jacobite uprising.
His attempts in Paris failed and so he decided to try again now he had her captive in his home.
Luckily, Jamie and Murtagh Fitzgibbons (Duncan Lacroix) arrived to save Claire from the Duke’s evil clutches.
Outlander: The Duke of Sandringham lost his head completely in season 2
Murtagh killed the Duke and decapitated him, putting his head in a saddlebag and taking it to the widow of Hugh Munro (Simon Meacock). This scene was filmed at historic Callendar House in Falkirk .
Hugh had been hanged for being a poacher by the Duke’s men after he was caught on the aristocrat’s land.
From the looks of it, the show was simply following the novel Dragonfly in Amber which serves as the basis for season two.
The Duke was a duplicitous figure and his demise seemed to be his comeuppance for his deeds, which saw young woman Mary Hawkins (Rosie Day) sexually assaulted during an attempt to assassinate Claire.
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