BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE by Clennell Wilkinson


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The story of the Young Pretender, a great story and a great man, according to his biographer, ""not for what he was, nor even for what he did, but for what he stands for"" -- gallant trial and gallant failure, in the great romantic tradition. Gay, impulsive, charming, determined, Charles Stuart is shown as a lovable figure, making a stout -- hearted attempt to rescue the English throne from the Hanoverians. The book centers on the effort to capture the throne, with the support of his Highlanders:-success, failure, retreat, pursuit, and final escape to France, an embittered exile. He has always been a romantic figure; this substantiates that picture.

Pub Date: Sept. 4th, 1940
Publisher: Lippincott