The Flight of Bonnie Prince CharlieBook - 2000
"On 22 July 1745 Prince Charles Edward Stuart, heir to the exiled Stuart dynasty, made landfall at Barra Head, the southernmost tip of the Outer Hebrides. For the 25-year-old prince, it was a day he had waited for all his life, and an historic moment, for it was the first time he had touched the soil of his native Scotland. From childhood he had been brought up to believe that the Stuarts had a divine right to rule Britain; now it lay within his grasp. But within nine months, his plans lay in ruins at the feet of the Hanoverians. For six glorious weeks, he had reigned at Holyroodhouse as Prince Regent, adored by every Jacobite who had dreamed of a Stuart monarchy and mesmerised by sweet success; now the restoration was over." "With its magnificent colour photographs showing the dramatic locations of Bonnie Prince Charlie's months' on the wing', and strongly told narrative, this book will appeal not only to anyone fascinated by the tragedy and triumph of the Stuart cause and its place in British history, but also to visitors to the landscapes which the Prince made his own."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2000
Branch Call Number: 941.107 Do
Description: x, 190 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm
From Library Staff
Charles Stuart was heir to the throne of Scotland--if he could beat the English and claim it for his own. But the Battle of Culloden ended badly for the prince and his supporters and soon he was on the run.
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