(This post originally appeared at The Freelance History Writer, written by me. With her permission, I am reposting here. Original post is here: https://thefreelancehistorywriter.com/2014/07/18/queen-anne-of-great-britain-a-guest-post-by-samantha-arbisi-hanson/ ) 872 more words
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~10 things you (probably) didn’t know about Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites
The 1745 Jacobite Rebellion was a turning point in British history. Believing the British throne to be his birthright, Charles Edward Stuart, aka ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’, planned to invade Great Britain along with his Jacobite followers and remove the Hanoverian ‘usurper’ George II. 3,520 more words
Popular WEA tutor, Brian Stone has had a new book published: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Highland Army In Derby.
About the book:
On 4th December 1745, the ragged highland army of Bonnie Prince Charlie entered the elegant Georgian market town of Derby on their way to London. 212 more words
When Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, she was succeeded by James VI of Scotland who became King James I of England and Ireland. James was a Protestant but was married to a Catholic which gave the Catholic Population some hope that they would be able to worship freely. 564 more words