Bonnie Prince Charlie : The Life and Times of Charles Edward Stuart
This biography looks at the man, the period and its significance in Scottish history by brushing away the dust of legend that blurs the image of the young pretender. The author makes clear how Charles Edward became the Bonnie Prince Charlie of legend and folk memory. As the biography is based almost entirely on contemporary sources, Charles emerges directly from 18th century Europe with all its political and dynastic intrigue and the insights into familiar and unfamiliar events which emerge explain the unwavering appeal that the prince has exerted for so long.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 136 x 212 x 30mm | 322.06g
- 30 May 2002
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
- b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
"The splendidly told story of Bonnie Prince Charlie...infused with a deep affection for the nation of Scotland."
Table of contents
From Stuart to Jacobite; Glencoe and Darien; "Farewell, thou ancient kingdom"; Jamie the Rover; early years; an end of waiting; Tearlach Mac Sheumais; from Perth to Edinburgh; victory; into England; the retreat from Derby; the Battle of Falkirk; Culloden; the fugitive Prince; exits and entrances; King Charles III; the end of the story.
About David Daiches
Dr David Daiches CBE was born in Scotland, became Professor of English at Sussex University and is a prolific writer on Literature, much of which is or has been published by Penguin, as well as being the biographer of Charles Edward Stuart, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns.