Stories from English History. Historical Reader, 1

Stories from English History. Historical Reader, 1

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...son, Prince Charlie, was-called the Young Pretender. 2. Companions. The English Earl Derwent water. and the Scotch Lord Kenmure, were both executed. Several of the minor leaders were hung at Tyburn. 3. Newcastle, on the Tyne, in Northumberland. 4. Prayer, petition, request. 5. Dover, a seaport on the coast of Kent, at the point where England is nearest to France. 6. Calais, on the French coast, 21 miles from Dover. ThE BATTI.i; OF CUM.ODLN. PRINCE CHARLIE'S ESCAPE. A TALE OF THE 'fokty-five. AFTER the crushing defeat at Culloden' on the 16th of April, 1746, Prince Charlie was hunted night and day. Parties of soldiers were sent scouting 2 in all directions. The Duke of Cumberland said to them, "No prisoners, gentlemen, you understand me;" and 30,000 was offered as a reward. The Prince could never feel that his cause was already lost. A French man-of-war, he said, would carry him back to France; and some day yet he would meet them all at St. James's. In the meantime, he must evade3 his enemies. A cleft in the rock would hide him, and by night he could sleep on the heather. Though soldiers constantly tracked him, there were caves and mountains, there were highland huts and warm hearts within them ready to help him. By and by, he would visit them all again, he promised himself. It was when hiding in South Uist4 that he met Flora Macdonald, a brave and gentle lady, whose home was in Skye.5 Prince Charlie was by this time in a wretched condition. When Flora saw him she wept. She promised to be his guide to Skye, and obtained from her father a passport for herself, a servant named Neil Macdonald, and an Irish girl, Betty Burke. Next morning, the Prince was dressed in character as Betty Burke; and, in this disguise, he set out on...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236889789
  • 9781236889782