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THE RISE AND FALL OF CHARLES EDWARD STUART
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In December 1720 a great storm devastated the state of Hanover, heralding the birth of Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlies. He was the last hope of restoring the Stuarts to the throne. Before he was 25, Charles would shake the Hanoverian establishment to its core, but by the time he died at the ageof 68 he was a forgotten political relic and a tourist curiousity.
This book delves into the Prince’s mind, seeking to expose the motivations and talents of one of the 18th century’s most extraordinary political figures. What persuaded a 24-year-old exile that he could overthrow the British government? Why did hard-headed strangers risk all that they had to support him and his cause? How did he win battles and come so close to success with almost no military experience? And where did it all go wrong?
Born from the author’s fasciantion with Charles Edward Stuart and his knowledge of the areas through which he campaigned, this book explores how the 1745 Jacobite Rising allowed the Prince to demonstrate his talents, and how it affected his mind so deeply that it haunted the rest of his life.
This is a story of a young man’s extraordinary achivements, of his hopes and ambitions, failures and torments. It is the story of the real Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the Jacobite adventure that first made him and then destroyed him.
Publisher: Prestoungrange University Press
Paperback £5.99 (was £9.99)
Extent: 215 text pp
Dimensions: 210 mm high x 148 mm wide x 15 mm thick