Bonnie Prince Charlie in Love

Author: Hugh Douglas

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752473808

Category: History

Page: 352

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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

A Biography

Author: Carolly Erickson

Publisher: Robson Books Limited

ISBN: 9781861053961

Category: Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746

Page: 331

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Bonnie Prince Charlie is celebrated in Scotland as the Young Pretender, Charles Stuart, the hero whose claim to the British throne divided the kingdom and shook the opulent monarchies of continental Europe In this compelling and absorbing biography, Carolly Erickson brings all her masterly skills to bear in telling the story of the motley band of Highland rebels who challenged George III and embraced Bonnie Prince Charlie as their last hope. She tells the story of their crushing defeat, chronicling with bone-chilling accuracy the massacre at Culloden, where women wailed through the silent spring night after the battle, identifying corpses of their loved ones. Erickson follows Charles after the disaster, homeless but seldom friendless, as he lived out his picaresque life on the continent. Tormented by his own inner demons, the boy-hero gradually became an irascible, misogynistic old man, closeted with his memories of the windswept moors of Scotland, still clinging to the belief that he was meant to be king.

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: 4858

"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: 8276

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

The Good Daughter

A Novel

Author: Karin Slaughter

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062430262

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 8775

“The Good Daughter is like Law and Order meets The Good Wife.” —theSkimm Instant New York Times Bestseller theSkimm Book Club Pick! The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author — a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense. Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind… Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father — Pikeville's notorious defense attorney — devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself — the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again — and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized — Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it's a case that unleashes the terrible memories she's spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won't stay buried forever… Packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, The Good Daughter is fiction at its most thrilling.

On the Trail of Bonnie Prince Charlie

Author: David. R. Ross

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9780946487684

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 134

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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 Flight of Bonnie Prince Charlie

Author: Hugh Douglas,Michael J. Stead

Publisher: Sutton Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

View: 2054

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.

Scotland

The Story of a Nation

Author: Magnus Magnusson

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802139320

Category: History

Page: 734

View: 4982

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.

Bonnie Prince Charlie

Truth or Lies

Author: Roderick Graham

Publisher: Saint Andrew Press

ISBN: 0861537831

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 3287

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.

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: 618

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

Dear Charlie

letters to a lost daughter

Author: Reg Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780719563485

Category: Bereavement

Page: 318

View: 8392

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.

The Captain's Daughter

A Novel

Author: Meg Mitchell Moore

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385541260

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8459

"Don't miss this heartfelt story about paths not taken."--People magazine For fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Emma Straub comes an emotionally gripping novel about a woman who returns to her hometown in coastal Maine and finds herself pondering the age-old question of what could have been Growing up in Little Harbor, Maine, the daughter of a widowed lobsterman, Eliza Barnes could haul a trap and row a skiff with the best of them. But she always knew she'd leave that life behind. Now that she's married, with two kids and a cushy front-row seat to suburban country club gossip in an affluent Massachusetts town, she feels adrift. When her father injures himself in a boating accident, Eliza pushes the pause button on her own life to come to his aid. But when she arrives in Maine, she discovers her father's situation is more dire than he let on. Eliza's homecoming is further complicated by the reemergence of her first love--and memories of their shared secret. Then Eliza meets Mary Brown, a seventeen-year-old local who is at her own crossroad, and Eliza can't help but wonder what her life would have been like if she'd stayed. Filled with humor, insight, summer cocktails, and gorgeous sunsets, The Captain's Daughter is a compassionate novel about the life-changing choices we make and the consequences we face in their aftermath.

The Sketch

A Journal of Art and Actuality

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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