Bonnie Prince Charlie
The Stewart Society
Jacobite Re-enactment - A Meal Fit for a Prince
Local historian and author Arran Johnston settles down to a princely meal in character as Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Young Pretender, during a re-enactment of the Battle of Prestonpans, which took place during the 1745 Rebellion.
A print of the Battle of Culloden, the Jacobite supporters were led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart and the government troops were led by the Duke of Cumberland. The government’s victory effectively brought the 1745 Jacobite Rising to an end. The print shows the scene from the British perspective, with the British army standing in rank and file – a stark contrast to the disarray of the Highlanders. The Duke is the figure on the white horse in the centre of the composition.
The Baptism of Prince Charles Edward Stuart 1725 by Antonio David This monumental painting marks the baptism of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, Stuart heir to the thrones of Great Britain and Ireland. The newborn baby was described as “large and well-made” and his birth on 31 December 1720, caused great rejoicing. National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
Anne Erving, Mrs Duncan Stewart, 1740 - after 1802 by John Copley Copley's portrait shows Anne Erving, the daughter of the Hon. John Erving. Erving, as governor of Boston and one of His Majesty's Council for the Province, was a prominent citizen in colonial North America. The portrait was probably painted in Boston to mark the occasion of Anne's marriage to Duncan Stewart of Ardsheal in 1767. This portrait is owned by The Stewart Society.
Duncan Stewart of Ardsheal, d. 1793 by John Copley. This portrait is by the greatest American painter of the eighteenth-century, John Singleton Copley. Together with its companion work, 'Anne Irving, Mrs Duncan Stewart', it would have been painted in Boston where Copley worked until he emigrated to London in 1774. Duncan Stewart came from a famous Highland family which supported Prince Charles Edward Stuart during the Jacobite Rising of 1745. It is owned by The Stewart Society.
The birth of Prince James Francis Edward, son of King James VII and II and his second wife Mary of Modena, was highly controversial, as it was assumed that the king and queen could not produce healthy children. The birth of a male heir to the Catholic King of Britain increased the growing opposition of Protestants, who had wanted to see the king’s oldest daughter Mary, a Protestant, ascend the throne. They claimed that the real prince had died at birth and had been substituted.
The Jacobite Relics of Scotland; Being the Songs, Airs, and Legends, of the Adherents to the House of Stuart Collected and Illustrated by James Hogg 1819-1821 - Edinburgh; London - William Blackwood; T. Cadell and W. Davies 8.5" by 5.5" | Scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects | Rare Books
The Jacobite Relics of Scotland; Being the Songs, Airs, and Legends, of the Adherents to the House of Stuart Collected and Illustrated by James Hogg 1819-1821 - Edinburgh;
Ring that belonged to Bonnie Prince Charlie. When he occupied Derby in December 1745, the Prince held his headquarters at Exeter House but took his meals at the house of Mrs Ward, whose late husband had been Chief Alderman of Derby. Her 13 year old son, Samuel, tasted the Prince’s food and Prince Charles gave this diamond ring to Mrs Ward upon his ill-fated departure. The ring stayed with the Ward family until 1947, when the wife of food taster’s great-grandson offered the item to Derby Museum.
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1746 Ticket allowing the bearer to attend the treason trial of the Scottish peers the Earl of Kilmarnock, the Earl of Cromertie and Lord Balmerino arrested after the Battle of Culloden for their support of the Scottish pretender Prince Charles Edward Stuart