A real-life Jacobite commander inspired Outlander's Black Jack Randall?

Captain Black Jack Randall passed away in season three of Outlander, raising concerns about whether or not the dictatorial redcoat was based on a true person.

Tobias Menzies' character, Captain Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall, passed away several seasons ago.

At the Battle of Culloden, Highlander Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) slew the terrible antagonist.

''Black Jack'' established himself as the show's most ferocious and vicious character during his tenure there. 

He was really harsh, resorting to violence to make sure he received what he wanted from the program. He was feared and despised throughout the Outlander universe because of his torturing methods.

This has caused people to question whether the claim that "Black Jack" was based on a real person is true.

However, how much of the character's inspiration came from US novelist Diana Gabaldon's imagination and how much came from reality?

Well, in contrast to other characters on the show, some sources claim that the character was not based on any genuine people from the Jacobite era.  The Duke of Sandringham (Simon Callow) and Bonnie Prince Charlie (Andrew Gower) were both real people who appeared in Outlander.

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