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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Bonnie Prince Charles and the Jacobites

~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

WEA tutor's new book - Bonnie Prince Charlie

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

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Banning Christmas

It was inevitable that the Puritans would come up somewhere in my festive posts. Unfortunately for the Christmas loving inhabitants of Parliamentarian England the holy day was deemed to smack of popery. 539 more words

Seventeenth Century

Rebellion: Britain's First Stuart Kings by Tim Harris

Tim Harris’ book offers a detailed and multifaceted account of the reigns of the Stuart monarchs, James I (also James VI of Scotland), and his ill-fated son, Charles I. 1,011 more words

Book Reviews

The Gunpowder Plot

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

The Stuarts

Inktober 2015 #5 - The Jacobite Rising

270 yrs ago, Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie, instigated an uprising in Scotland in an attempt to seize the British throne for himself and the exiled Stuart family (the descendents of James II). 165 more words


Edgefield County school superintendent announces retirement

EDGEFIELD COUNTY, Ga. – Edgefield County’s superintendent says the fall semester will be his last as the district’s top educator.

Greg Anderson says he will retire at December 31st due to health reasons.  123 more words