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Bonnie Prince Charlie

Erickson, Carolly

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ISBN 10: 0688060870 / ISBN 13: 9780688060879
Published by Morrow, New York, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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As the last Stuart heir, Charles was raised in exile in Italy, and was far more Italian than English. Though he and his father James, the Old Pretender, were recognized by the Vatican as rightful kings of Britian, they had only fitful support from other continental powers. Then, in 1745, when Charles was 24, he launched a daring military campaign that struck so fearlessly through the English heartland that London was soon within his grasp. Bookseller Inventory # 8240

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Title: Bonnie Prince Charlie

Publisher: Morrow, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Bonnie Prince Charlie is celebrated in Scotland as the Young Pretender, Charles Stuart, the hero whose claim to the British throne divided the kingdom and shook the opulent monarchies of continental Europe In this compelling and absorbing biography, Carolly Erickson brings all her masterly skills to bear in telling the story of the motley band of Highland rebels who challenged George III and embraced Bonnie Prince Charlie as their last hope. She tells the story of their crushing defeat, chronicling with bone-chilling accuracy the massacre at Culloden, where women wailed through the silent spring night after the battle, identifying corpses of their loved ones. Erickson follows Charles after the disaster, homeless but seldom friendless, as he lived out his picaresque life on the continent. Tormented by his own inner demons, the boy-hero gradually became an irascible, misogynistic old man, closeted with his memories of the windswept moors of Scotland, still clinging to the belief that he was meant to be king.

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Carolly Erickson, a prize-winning historian and biographer, became a full-time writer in 1970. She has written ten books, all published in the UK by Robson Books, including To the Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette.

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