Prince Charles Edward

Prince Charles Edward

By (author) 

List price: US$17.20

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...seemed very fond of, and gave me a glass or two of it." But he was dilatory in writing out his orders, and next morning there was confusion. Cumberland was following with all his cavalry, and 1,000 mounted infantry, horsed by the local gentry. Charles and the van reached Penrith, where he seems to have been reviewing his men, on the 18th. The pursuit had been delayed a day, by messages from Newcastle. He had news from Vernon of French intentions, and desired Cumberland to return to London, after sending reinforcements to Wade, while Ligohier was also ordered to the South. The alarm died out, and Cumberland was requested to continue his pursuit. In spite of this delay, he was only prevented from overtaking the Prince's long straggling line, by a gallant resistance offered by Lord George at Clifton, close to Lord Lowther's house, and two or three miles from Penrith. The affair was fought at night, sub luce maligna, the moon being in her second quarter, and the details are disputed. The evidence, however, of Lord George, Ker, and Macpherson of Strathmashie, all of whom were engaged, carries most weight. In the morning of the 17th, Charles, from the van, sent to bid Lord George leave "not the least thing, not so much as a cannon ball behind." In a mile or two, Lord George was delayed by a derelict gun, and a quantity of ammunition. He paid his Highlanders sixpence apiece to carry the cannon balls up the hill. On the morning of the 18th, Lord George had similar troubles of transport, and, observing small bodies of horses hanging about, he sent news to Charles, who thought they were mere militia. Chancellor Ferguson, in a valuable tract on these affairs, shews that the hovering horse were Chasseurs from General Bland's force....show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922786
  • 9781236922786