Charles Edward Stuart

Standard Name: Stuart, Charles Edward
Used Form: Young Pretender
Used Form: Bonnie Prince Charlie


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Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Calderwood
MC 's brother, another James Steuart , was educated at school and university and on the Grand Tour. He married Lady Frances Wemyss in 1743, and two years later, because she was ill with smallpox...
Friends, Associates Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
While in Italy, she met with Volta (who invented the voltaic battery) in Milan, and had dinner with the Countess of Albany , widow of Bonnie Prince Charlie (who had left him after eight years...
Friends, Associates Jane Porter
In middle age, JP told a somewhat unlikely tale of meeting, as a child in Edinburgh, the aged Jeannie Cameron , the Jacobite heroine who had allegedly exercised leadership, as a supporter of Bonnie Prince Charlie
Literary Setting Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
The story is set in England and France in the reign of Louis XV , and features his wife, Marie Leszcynska , and his mistress, Madame de Pompadour , as well as Bonnie Prince Charlie
Material Conditions of Writing Margaret Forster
MF , several of whose novels had taken the form of an individual life-story, published her first biography (finished while she was pregnant with her third child), The Rash Adventurer: The Rise and Fall of...
Performance of text Naomi Jacob
She mentions two historical one-acters which she later wrote, both on Scottish themes. One, about Bonnie Prince Charlie as a tired, disappointed exile after his attempt on the throne, was staged by the Scottish National Players
Performance of text Edith Lyttelton
The Macleans of Bairness, a history play by EL about Bonnie Prince Charlie , was produced by Mrs Patrick Campbell at the Criterion Theatre .
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press.
Kaplan, Joel H., and Sheila Stowell. Theatre and Fashion: Oscar Wilde to the Suffragettes. Cambridge University Press.
politics Alison Cockburn
AC and her husband were both Whigs in politics, though her family had some Jacobite members. When the army of Prince Charles Edward besieged Edinburgh Castle (from 17 September 1745) AC , like others who...
politics Eliza Haywood
EH 's political allegiance may have been dictated by the need to make a living, or by taking a satirical view of successive centres of political enthusiasm. She wrote opportunistic satire on George II while...
Textual Features Elizabeth Helme
Volume one is headed with a stanza from an old Scottish ballad. (Other ballads, and quotations from Allan Ramsay , are similarly used to head chapters.) The book begins with the kind of interjection fashionable...
Textual Features Naomi Jacob
Characters in this book (stereotypes all, according to Paul Bailey) include Haydn , Mozart (a little, white-faced genius), Casanova (possessor of a strange, twisted smile), and the Young Pretender .
Bailey, Paul. Three Queer Lives: An Alternative Biography of Fred Barnes, Naomi Jacob and Arthur Marshall. Hamish Hamilton (Penguin).
Textual Features May Laffan
All of ML 's short stories mark class through idiom. In this case she had mastered an unfamiliar diction by visiting Edinburgh, and her lower-class characters speak broad Scots while middle-class characters speak Standard...
Textual Features Winifred Peck
The story is a realistic one concerning three Scottish brothers aged from nine to five: Dickie, Robin, and Toots, who appear to be based on WP 's own sons. The children's father is an estate...
Textual Features Sir Walter Scott
The eponymous hero is a Scotsman brought up in England, a modern man of feeling whose father is a Whig while the uncle who brought him up is a sentimental Jacobite. Visiting Scotland and then...
Textual Features Antonia Fraser
Jemima visits this island on holiday, and becomes the latest extramarital lover of the laird of the place, whose Christian names are Charles Edward like those of Bonnie Prince Charlie . The island seems, indeed...


2 August 1745: Prince Charles Edward Stuart (the Young Pretender...

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2 August 1745

Prince Charles Edward Stuart (the Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie) landed with seven followers at Loch Moidart.

October 1745: The Young Pretender's Jacobite army crossed...

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October 1745

The Young Pretender 's Jacobite army crossed the border from Scotland into England.

5 November 1745: The first number appeared of Henry Fielding's...

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5 November 1745

The first number appeared of Henry Fielding 's anti-Jacobite periodicalThe True Patriot: and the history of our own times.
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By 4 December 1745: The Young Pretender's Jacobite army arrived...

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By 4 December 1745

The Young Pretender 's Jacobite army arrived at Derby on their march south towards London.

6 December 1745: After mustering 6,500 men, seizing Edinburgh,...

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6 December 1745

After mustering 6,500 men, seizing Edinburgh, and forcing his way into England as far as Derby, Charles Edward Stuart , the Young Pretender, retreated to Scotland, seeing no chances of success in Derby.

16 April 1746: The (mostly Highland) forces of Charles Edward...

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16 April 1746

The (mostly Highland) forces of Charles Edward Stuart , and with them the Jacobite cause, were defeated at the Battle of Culloden in Scotland by forces (mostly English) loyal to George II , led by...

27-28 June 1746: Flora Macdonald, in her early twenties, sailed...

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27-28 June 1746

Flora Macdonald , in her early twenties, sailed from the island of Benbecula to Skye with Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Edward Stuart ) disguised as her maid.

30 July 1746: Officers of the Manchester Regiment, which...

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30 July 1746

Officers of the Manchester Regiment , which had fought for Prince Charles Edward at the battle of Culloden, were hanged, drawn, and quartered in London.

18 August 1746: Lord Kilmarnock and Lord Balmerino, who had...

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18 August 1746

Lord Kilmarnock and Lord Balmerino , who had fought in the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Edward , were beheaded in London; a huge crowd watched.

1752: Charles Edward Stuart (the Young Pretender)...

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Charles Edward Stuart (the Young Pretender) made his second top-secret visit to England, sounding out support for another potential bid for the throne.


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