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Further Reading

Please see documentation in the download section below for further reading for the course.

Further Reading

Please see documentation in the download section below for further reading for the course.

Sir Walter Scott’s Jacobite objects

Sir Walter Scott was a prolific collector and amassed a diverse – and often quirky – collection of historical objects, many associated with key Jacobites and the series of campaigns. …

The Princes in later life

We have heard what happened after the 1745 rising, in the Highlands of Scotland and to those who had served Prince Charles Edward Stuart – but what happened to the …

Sir Walter Scott’s Jacobite novels

Three of Sir Walter Scott’s novels drew on the Jacobite campaigns. In chronological order of publication, they are Waverley (1814), Rob Roy (1817) and Redgauntlet (1824). In the second in …

The silver canteen

What is it? This is another iconic object from the National Museums Scotland collection, the travelling canteen – or luxury ‘picnic set’ – of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. It neatly …

After the ’45

In an earlier step we saw how the British army pursued the Jacobites who had been scattered after the battle at Culloden. Little mercy was shown to the wounded or …

Portrait of a Prince

What is it? This oil on canvas portrait is known as the ‘lost painting’ of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, as it was only identified as recently as 2014. Who painted …

Raising the standard

By 1744, hostilities between Britain and France had escalated and the time seemed right for another attempt by the Jacobites to reclaim the British throne. Louis XV was prepared to …

‘Wanted’: Prince Charles Edward Stuart

What is this image? Who made it? This is an engraving dating from 1745, which was produced by an Edinburgh engraver, Richard Cooper. Why is it important? This is reputed …

Coming of age

We are moving chronologically forwards quite rapidly now, as Prince Charles Edward Stuart comes of age. In the late 1730s and into the early 1740s the Jacobite court in exile …

Gifts for a prince

What are these objects? Two of the most highly prized objects from the collections of National Museums Scotland – a broadsword and targe (shield), gifted to Prince Charles Edward Stuart …

The heir and the spare

What is it? This is a medal dating from 1729 showing on one side, the bust of Prince Charles Edward Stuart and on the other his brother Prince Henry Benedict …

The young princes

In March 1725, Charles Edward Stuart’s younger brother was born – Prince Henry Benedict. What do we know about the princes during their boyhood in Rome? Both boys were musical …