Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world in which her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
What if your future was the past? (Season 1)
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Did You Know?
The guillotine referred to in the series is actually "The Maiden," a Scottish precursor to the French beheading machine. During execution, victims faced up, toward the blade, as opposed to facing down in the guillotine. The Maiden was used from 1564 until 1710 and executed over 150 people. France began using the guillotine in 1789. See more
In the first half of Season 2 (which is set in France), part of the opening song's lyrics are in French. In the second half of Season 2 (which is mostly about preparing for war), there is a militaristic drum roll added to the opening song. See more
The Skye Boat Song
Traditional Scottish air with lyrics by Sir Harold Boulton
New lyrics by Robert Louis Stevenson See more