10 things you (most likely) didn’t find out about Bonnie Prince Charlie while the Jacobites

10 things you (most likely) didn’t find out about Bonnie Prince Charlie while the Jacobites

The 1745 Jacobite Rebellion was a point that is turning British history. Thinking the throne that is british be his birthright, Charles Edward Stuart, aka ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’, planned to invade Great Britain along with his Jacobite supporters and eliminate the Hanoverian ‘usurper’ George II. Yet, argues Dr Jacqueline Riding, the fact regarding the ’45 is still obscured by fiction and fables.

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The Roman Catholic convert James VII of Scotland and II of England and Ireland, had lost in 1688–90 to his nephew and son-in-law William of Orange (who reigned as William III) in June 1745, Charles Edward Stuart (b1720) had one key aim: regaining the thrones his grandfather.