The History of Leith

November 8, 2012

Charles Edward Stuart

Prince Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Severino Maria Stuart (31 December 1720 – 31 January 1788) commonly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie or The Young Pretender was the second Jacobite pretender to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland. This claim was as the eldest son of James Francis Edward Stuart, himself the son of King James VII and II. Charles is perhaps best known as the instigator of the unsuccessful Jacobite uprising of 1745, in which he led an insurrection to restore an absolute monarchy in the United Kingdom, which ended in defeat at the Battle of Culloden that effectively ended the Jacobite cause. Charles’s flight from Scotland after the uprising has rendered him a romantic figure of heroic failure in later representations.In 1759 he was involved in a French plan to invade the British Isles which was abandoned following British naval victories. for more click here

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