Old Pretender


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Old Pretender:

see Stuart, James Francis EdwardStuart 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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Further on, a young scamp was taking a lesson in epilepsy from an old pretender, who was instructing him in the art of foaming at the mouth, by chewing a morsel of soap.
DOCUMENTARY THE STUARTS IN EXILE BBC2 Scotland, 9pm IN 1715, the Old Pretender James Francis Stuart launched one of Britain's most audacious and longest-running rebellions to reclaim his throne from the Hanoverian King George I.
A The Old Pretender (James III) B William of Orange C Charles II D The Pope QUESTION 9 - for 9 points: In which year did Joe McElderry win the ITV talent show The X Factor?
A The Old Pretender (James III) B William of Orange C Charles II D The Pope QUESTION 5 - for 5 points: Which country won the 2011 cricket World Cup?
Councillor Peter Douglas Osborn (Con, Weoley), a member of the council's conservation and heritage panel, said: "This building was erected on the last date that the Scots invaded England on behalf of James II's son, the Old Pretender.
It was now 1715 and James - later known as the Old Pretender because of his claim to the throne - saw his chance.
Lord Collingwood was executed in 1716 for his part in the Catholic uprising which aimed to remove the German Protestant King from the throne and replace him with the Old Pretender, James Stuart.
My other ride for Carl is THE OLD PRETENDER in the competitive-looking novice hurdle.
Given his choice, it is unlikely that even the Old Pretender would have chosen the late summer of 1715 as a fortuitous time for an attempt to retake his thrones.
Murray initially fled to Rome in December 1746, where he was received by the Old Pretender -Bonnie Prince Charlie's father James Francis Edward Stuart.
This is well and good, though I for one find it depressing to think that the old pretender was so much less objectively Shakespearean in his creation of those players who stroll his world and so much more personally needful in the details of the dramas he worked out for his characters.
Meanwhile, IBM, the old pretender to the throne, is attempting to stage a comeback with a re-invigorated OS/2 platform.