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Bonnie Prince Charlie

Bonnie Prince Charlie: A Life by Peter Pininski. King James II's grandson Charles Edward Stuart almost succeeded in restoring the exiled Stuarts to their thrones. Magnanimous and sensitive, scarred as a youth by the anorexia which killed his mother, his alchoholism destroyed all his early promise.

Bonnie Prince Charlie: Charles Edward Stuart by Frank McLynn. Acclaimed study of the Young Pretender.

Bonnie Prince Charlie: Truth or Lies by Roderick Graham. Explores 10 myths about Bonnie Prince Charlie, revealing why he converted to the Church of England, who his mysterious wife was, and the real reason he wanted to take the British throne.

On the Trail of Bonnie Prince Charlie by David R. Ross. Intended to be used by travellers retracing Bonnie Prince Charlie's steps, this book includes maps, battle plans, rarely seen illustrations, and information about sites related to the prince's life.

From Montrose to Culloden: Bonnie Prince Charlie and Scotland's Romantic Age by Sir Walter Scott. Recounts the saga of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Risings.

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Making of a Myth: A Study in Portraiture, 1720-1892 by Robin Nicholson. Explores how the visual image of the exiled prince was created and survives long after his death.

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites by David Forsyth. Produced for an exhibition, this book includes photos of objects and paintings associated with Bonnie Prince Charlie, along with specially commissioned essays.

The Polish Portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie by Robert I. Frost. A study of an 18th-century portrait of a youth claimed to be Charles Edward Stuart.

James Francis Edward Stuart

The Stuarts in Italy, 1719-1766: A Royal Court in Permanent Exile by Edward Corp. Study of the court of the exiled Stuart king James III (the Old Pretender), its importance, and the lives of the Stuarts and their courtiers.

The Stuart Court in Rome: The Legacy of Exile edited by Edward T. Corp. This collection of essays examines the Stuart court in Rome as a centre of cultural patronage, the financial vicissitudes of Bonnie Prince Charlie's father (the Old Pretender), and the influence of Hanoverian agents.

The Jacobites at Urbino: An Exiled Court in Transition by Edward Corp. Describes the Stuart court in exile after it left France following the failure of the Rising of 1715.

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Books About Flora MacDonald

Flora MacDonald: The Most Loyal Rebel by Hugh Douglas. A biography of the woman who helped save Bonnie Prince Charlie's life.

A Woman Nobly Planned: Fact and Myth in the Legacy of Flora MacDonald by John J. Toffey.

Flora in Fiction

The Pretender's Lady: A Novel by Alan Gold. Fictional account of the life of Flora MacDonald, who single-handedly saved Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Jacobites & the Battle of Culloden

The Jacobite Rebellion 1745-46 by Gregory Barnes. The Jacobite Rebellion was the final attempt of the House of Stuart to re-establish itself on the British throne. This book analyzes the events leading to the Rebellion and offers a complete overview from the landing of Bonnie Prince Charlie to the battle of Culloden. Includes detailed maps and period illustrations.

Jacobites: A New History of the '45 Rebellion by Jacqueline Riding. The Jacobite Rebellion of 1745-46 was potentially catastrophic for the British crown. With support from French king Louis XV, Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) and his army army advanced all the way to Derby, a mere 120 miles from London, before a series of missteps doomed the rebellion.

Culloden Moor 1746: The Death of the Jacobite Cause by Stuart Reid, illustrated by Gerry Embleton. Combines a thorough understanding of 18th century tactics, an intimate knowledge of the battlefield, and a scandalously underused archive of contemporary material from both sides to provide a detailed account of the battle.

The Jacobite Wars by John L. Roberts. A detailed exploration of the Jacobite military campaigns of 1715 and 1745, set against the background of Scottish political, religious and constitutional history.

The Last Highlander by Sarah Fraser. Biography of Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, last of the great Scottish chiefs. Determined to seek his fortune with the exiled Jacobite king, Fraser acted as a spy for both the Stuarts and the Hanoverians.

Tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites by Stuart McHardy. Examines Jacobite tales to create a picture of Scotland's Stuart past.

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Related Novels

Farewell to the White Cockade by Jane Lane. Novel about Bonnie Prince Charlie's exile.

Waverley by Sir Walter Scott deals with the Jacobite uprising.

Bonnie Prince Charlie: A Tale of Fontenoy & Culloden by G. A. Henty.

Prince Charles Edward by Andrew Lang. By a writer of classic children's books.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (called "Cross Stitch" in the UK) and its sequels are about a 20th century woman who travels back to the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie and tries to prevent the Battle of Culloden. Although the books actually have very little to do with Scottish history (eventually the characters leave Scotland altogether) they present an entertaining picture of 18th century life. Sequels: Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, and The Fiery Cross. Gabaldon has also written a nonfiction guide to the series called The Outlandish Companion.

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