Charles Edward Stuart


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Charles Edward Stuart:

see Stuart, Charles EdwardStuart or Stewart, Charles Edward,
1720–88, claimant to the British throne, b. Rome. First son of James Francis Edward Stuart (the Old Pretender), he was known as Bonnie Prince Charlie and as the Young Pretender.
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Stuart or Stewart, Charles Edward,

1720–88, claimant to the British throne, b. Rome. First son of James Francis Edward StuartStuart or Stewart, James Francis Edward,
1688–1766, claimant to the British throne, son of James II and Mary of Modena; called the Old Pretender.
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 (the Old Pretender), he was known as Bonnie Prince Charlie and as the Young Pretender. When the failures and irregular life of the Old Pretender had alienated his followers, Charles Edward, a charming young man, magnanimous and brave, became the hope of the JacobitesJacobites
, adherents of the exiled branch of the house of Stuart who sought to restore James II and his descendants to the English and Scottish thrones after the Glorious Revolution of 1688. They take their name from the Latin form (Jacobus) of the name James.
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. He led them in the rising of 1745, but all his enthusiasm could not avert the defeat at Culloden Moor in 1746. Charles fled to a Highland refuge, then escaped abroad with the aid of Flora MacdonaldMacdonald, Flora,
1722–90, Scottish Jacobite heroine. She aided Charles Edward Stuart, known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, to escape to France after the defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden Moor in 1746.
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. He was expelled from France after the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (1748) and roamed about Europe, a broken drunkard. After his father's death (1766) he lived in Rome as the self-styled count of Albany and in 1772 married Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern (see Albany, Louisa, countess ofAlbany, Louisa, countess of
, 1752–1824, wife of Charles Edward Stuart (the Young Pretender), self-styled count of Albany; daughter of a German noble, the prince of Stolberg-Gedern.
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). They separated in 1780, and Charles Edward was attended in his later years by his illegitimate daughter, Charlotte. He died in Rome. There is much English and Scottish poetry and romantic literature about Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Bibliography

See biographies by M. McLaren (1972), D. Daiches (1973), M. Forster (1974), and F. McLynn (1988); see also bibliography under JacobitesJacobites
, adherents of the exiled branch of the house of Stuart who sought to restore James II and his descendants to the English and Scottish thrones after the Glorious Revolution of 1688. They take their name from the Latin form (Jacobus) of the name James.
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Simon added: "One thing was certain, for Charles Edward Stuart the defeat at Culloden was merely a setback.
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Parenthetically, many Highlanders supported Charles Edward Stuart in his abortive attempt in 1745 to win back the Scottish crown.
Not until the defeat in 1746 of the forces of Charles I's great-grandson, Charles Edward Stuart, "Bonnie Prince Charlie," did the idea of Charles I's direct descendants as the rightful successors to his throne gradually fade away.
According to the letter, the Scottish rebel Prince Charles Edward Stuart, aka Bonnie Prince Charlie, stopped at a tavern in Forres on his way to the Battle of Cullodon, which ended in defeat by the English army and his flight into exile.
It would have been used to toast the "king over the water" and the romantic notion that Charles Edward Stuart would return one day to lead Scotland to freedom after the disaster of Culloden in 1746.
TODAY NATIONAL IN GUINEA BISSAU 1720: Charles Edward Stuart -Bonnie Prince Charlie, the "Young Pretender" - was born in Rome.
In 1745, Holyroodhouse briefly came to life once more as a royal palace when Prince Charles Edward Stuart, or Bonnie Prince Charlie, held court there during his attempt to reclaim the throne for his father.
15 The Young -, nickname of Charles Edward Stuart (9)
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The next legible entry in The Shrek Papers takes place at the time of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 when Prince Charles Edward Stuart, known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, saw his hopes of regaining the Scottish throne dashed when his army was heavily defeated by the forces of King George I at the Battle of Culloden.
The historic painting shows Charles Edward Stuart, aged about eight, wearing a red velvet coat and medal of the Order of the Thistle.

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