Bonnie Prince Charlie in Love

Author: Hugh Douglas

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752473808

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 9915


Romantic hero of legend of charismatic self-seeker in love with himself and his cause? Which is the real Charles Edward Stuart? Hugh Douglas goes beyond the flaws of Bonnie Prince Charlie's character to prove that here was a man capable not only of deep and enduring passion, but also love.

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Making of a Myth

A Study in Portraiture, 1720-1892

Author: Robin Nicholson

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838754955

Category: Art

Page: 156

View: 8224


"The subject of this book - an Italian-born exiled prince - has become an icon of misjudged romanticism and Scottish nationalism; much of this is due to the way he has been portrayed over the years. This study traces how the enduring visual image of Prince Charles Edward Stuart was created, beginning with his birth in 1720 and ending with the exhibition of John Pettie's Prince Charles Edward Stuart Entering the Ballroom at Holyrood - probably still the most enduring and popular image of the Stuart prince - at the Royal Academy in 1892."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Bonnie Prince Charlie

A Life

Author: Peter Pininski

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445610353

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7799


The life of one of Scotland's most romantic and tragic figures.

On the Trail of Bonnie Prince Charlie

Author: David. R. Ross

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9780946487684

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 134

View: 6389


Part of a series of guides on key figures and themes, this book follows the life of Charles Edward Stuart, the young pretender. The author sets out on his motorbike on the trail of Bonnie Prince Charlie from England to Scotland and the Isle of Skye, the locations shown with maps and drawings.


The Story of a Nation

Author: Magnus Magnusson

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802139320

Category: History

Page: 734

View: 1590


A vivid, comprehensive history of Scotland ranges from its earliest Stone Age settlers, through the influence of the many invaders--Romans, Picts, Vikings, and the English--on the country, to recent movements to promote Scottish independence from Britain, documenting the political, cultural, economic, and other forces that have shaped the nation. Reprint.

Charlie, Meg and Me

An epic 530 mile walk recreating Bonnie Prince Charlie's escape after the disaster of Culloden

Author: Gregor Ewing

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1909912077

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 1872


For the first time, Bonnie Prince Charlie's arduous escape of 1746 has been recreated in a single journey. The author, along with his faithful border collie Meg, retraces the Prince's epic 530 mile walk through remote wilderness, hidden glens, modern day roads and uninhabited islands.Gregor Ewing tells the Prince's story alongside the trials of his own present day journey, whilst reflecting on the plight of the highlanders who, despite everything, loyally protected their rightful prince. The author's love of history and the landscape in which he travels shines through in this modern day adventure.BACK COVER: Charlie: Prince Charles Edward Stuart, second Jacobite pretender to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland, instigator of the Jacobite uprising of 1945, fugitive with a price of ?30,000 on his head following the disaster of Culloden, romantic figure of heroic failure. Meg: My faithful, four-legged companion, carrier of supplies, listener of my woes, possessor of my only towel. Me: An ordinary guy from Falkirk only just on the right side of 40, the only man in a houseful of women, with a thirst for a big adventure, craving an escape from everyday life.For the first time, Bonnie Prince Charlie's arduous escape of 1746 has been recreated in a single journey. The author, along with his faithful border collie Meg, retraces Charlie's epic 530 mile walk through remote wilderness, hidden glens, modern day roads and uninhabited islands.Gregor Ewing tells the Prince's story alongside the trials of his own present day journey, whilst reflecting on the plight of the highlanders who, despite everything, loyally protected their rightful prince. The author's love of history and the landscape in which he travels shines through in this modern day adventure.One of the strengths of this man and dog travelogue is the neat way it stitches together history with the writer's personal journey. The balance is perfect. TONY POLLARD

Prince Charles

The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life

Author: Sally Bedell Smith

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812988434

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 5285


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The life and loves of Prince Charles are illuminated in a major new biography from the New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth the Queen—perfect for fans of The Crown. Sally Bedell Smith returns once again to the British royal family to give us a new look at Prince Charles, the oldest heir to the throne in more than three hundred years. This vivid, eye-opening biography—the product of four years of research and hundreds of interviews with palace officials, former girlfriends, spiritual gurus, and more, some speaking on the record for the first time—is the first authoritative treatment of Charles’s life that sheds light on the death of Diana, his marriage to Camilla, and his preparations to take the throne one day. Prince Charles brings to life the real man, with all of his ambitions, insecurities, and convictions. It begins with his lonely childhood, in which he struggled to live up to his father’s expectations and sought companionship from the Queen Mother and his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten. It follows him through difficult years at school, his early love affairs, his intellectual quests, his entrepreneurial pursuits, and his intense search for spiritual meaning. It tells of the tragedy of his marriage to Diana; his eventual reunion with his true love, Camilla; and his relationships with William, Kate, Harry, and his grandchildren. Ranging from his glamorous palaces to his country homes, from his globe-trotting travels to his local initiatives, Smith shows how Prince Charles possesses a fiercely independent spirit and yet has spent more than six decades waiting for his destined role, living a life dictated by protocols he often struggles to obey. With keen insight and the discovery of unexpected new details, Smith lays bare the contradictions of a man who is more complicated, tragic, and compelling than we knew, until now. Praise for Prince Charles “[Smith] understands the British upper classes and aristocracy (including the royals) very well indeed. . . . [She] makes many telling, shrewd points in pursuit of realigning the popular image of Prince Charles.”—William Boyd, The New York Times Book Review “[A] masterly account.”—The Wall Street Journal “Thoroughly researched and insightful . . . In this profile, it is clear [Smith] got inside the circular barriers that protect the man and his position. The Charles that emerges is, as the subtitle suggests, both a paradox and a creature of his passions.”—The Washington Times “[A] compellingly juicy bio . . . Windsor-philes will be mesmerized.”—People “Prince Charles paints an affectingly human portrait. . . . Smith writes about [Charles’s life] with a skill and sympathy she perfected in her 2012 biography of Charles’s mother.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Comprehensive and admirably fair . . . Until his accession to the throne, Smith’s portrait will stand as the definitive study.”—Booklist (starred review) “[A] fascinating book that is not just about a man who would be king, but also about the duties that come with privilege.”—Walter Isaacson “Sally Bedell Smith has given us a complete and compelling portrait of the man in the shadow of the throne. It’s all here, from the back stairs of the palaces to the front pages of the tabs.”—Tom Brokaw

The Flight of Bonnie Prince Charlie

Author: Hugh Douglas,Michael J. Stead

Publisher: Sutton Publishing


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

View: 1270


The flight of Bonnie Prince Charlie was one of history's greatest manhunts. It created Scotland's most treasured legend during 1746, when Charles Edward, heir to the Stuart throne, was ruthlessly hunted down after the Battle of Culloden. This book tells the story of his flight.

Dear Charlie

letters to a lost daughter

Author: Reg Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780719563485

Category: Bereavement

Page: 318

View: 889


On 3rd December 2005, 13-year-old Charlotte Thompson and her school friend were killed by a train at Elsenham station in Essex. They were crossing the tracks to catch a train to Cambridge, there was no footbridge at the station. Charlie's father began writing letters to his lost daughter, this volume contains some of them.


Her True Story--in Her Own Words

Author: Andrew Morton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501169734

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 3195


The sensational biography of Princess Diana, written with her cooperation and now featuring exclusive new material to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death. When Diana: Her True Story was first published in 1992, it forever changed the way the public viewed the British monarchy. Greeted initially with disbelief and ridicule, the #1 New York Times bestselling biography has become a unique literary classic, not just because of its explosive contents but also because of Diana’s intimate involvement in the publication. Never before had a senior royal spoken in such a raw, unfiltered way about her unhappy marriage, her relationship with the Queen, her extraordinary life inside the House of Windsor, her hopes, her fears, and her dreams. Now, twenty-five years on, biographer Andrew Morton has revisited the secret tapes he and the late princess made to reveal startling new insights into her life and mind. In this fully revised edition of his groundbreaking biography, Morton considers Diana’s legacy and her relevance to the modern royal family. An icon in life and a legend in death, Diana continues to fascinate. Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words is the closest we will ever come to her autobiography.

Bonnie Prince Charlie

Truth or Lies

Author: Roderick Graham

Publisher: Saint Andrew Press

ISBN: 0861537831

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 6132


Bonnie Prince Charlie is one of the best-known and romantic names in Scottish and British history. As with so many legends, the truth is often obscure and the debate continues to rage over questions of his plans to become Charles III, his wish to make Britain a Catholic country, the battle of Culloden, France’s role in the ’45 Rebellion, whether he ultimately proved to be a coward and how he met his end. Few others have really explored Charles’s motivations. By tackling 12 of the most intriguing myths surrounding Bonnie Prince Charlie, and revealing some little-known and astonishing facts, this book casts new perspective on one of the most turbulent times in Scottish and British history. Ten myths about Bonnie Prince Charlie are explored and, through them, we discover why Charles converted to the Church of England, who Charles’s mysterious wife was, why the Duke of Cumberland was not the most ruthless man at Culloden, why Charles rejected the idea of an independent Scotland and the real reason why Charles wanted to take the British throne.

The Sketch

A Journal of Art and Actuality

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 4535


The Secret Baby

Author: Amy Frazier

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459288041

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

View: 3702


The Child She Never Knew She Had Single mother Meg Roberts had returned to her hometown with one goal in mind. She was convinced her son had a twin, a baby taken from Meg at birth—a child she was told had never existed. And only one man could help her prove otherwise. The Secret Baby Dante Nichellini had loved Meg for years, and finally had his chance to show it. He'd promised to help her locate her child—but at what price? For past secrets were threatening to shatter the happiness he and Meg had found….

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

Author: Lauren Child

Publisher: Orchard

ISBN: 9781408307724

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 32

View: 5170


Have you ever fallen into a book? Well, if you do, just make sure it isn't a fairy tale. Because in every one there's always a wicked this, an evil that or a hungry somebody just waiting to gobble you up. What happens when Herb, star of Beware of the Storybook Wolves, falls into his book of fairy tales?