Bonnie Prince Charlie: Charles Edward Stuart

Bonnie Prince Charlie: Charles Edward Stuart

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by Frank McLynn
     
 

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In this highly acclaimed study Frank McLynn brings vividly before us the man Charles Edward Stuart who became known to legend as Bonnie Prince Charlie and whose unsuccessful challenge to the Hanoverian throne was followed by the crushing defeat at Culloden in 1746. He argues powerfully that failure was far from inevitable and history in 1745 came close to taking quite

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In this highly acclaimed study Frank McLynn brings vividly before us the man Charles Edward Stuart who became known to legend as Bonnie Prince Charlie and whose unsuccessful challenge to the Hanoverian throne was followed by the crushing defeat at Culloden in 1746. He argues powerfully that failure was far from inevitable and history in 1745 came close to taking quite a different turn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781446449394
Publisher:
RANDOM HOUSE
Publication date:
12/31/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
552,871
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Frank McLynn is a highly regarded historian, who specializes in biographies and military history. He has written over 20 books, including critically acclaimed biographies of Napoleon and Richard the Lionheart. Other books include 1066, Stanley, 1759, and Marcus Aurelius. He is a graduate of Wadham College, Oxford, and London University, where he obtained his doctorate.

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Bonnie Prince Charlie 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jenshadus More than 1 year ago
I love reading history.  Guess got the bug from my mother and godmother, both european historians from 1500 to 1650.  So I got more modern, both in the topic and theway I read this book.  On one side I had a dictionar on the other google earth.  Charles edward could not sit still and McFlynn vividly recounts his exploits politically, geogrphically and socilly.  It was one of the most entertaining  biographies I've read.  A movie could bemade of it.   I knew nothing of him except through a historical novel, which lead me to this book.   The noveldepicted him as being spoilt, a sot, a womanizer, and an idiot.  McFlynn's biography reinforced some of this but refuted other interpretations.  My take was that when not drunk he was rather brilliant, but his brattiness broke down his relationships with all but his most ardent Jacobite supporters.  My godmother, who probably did her own research at one time, thought he was an idiot.   I looked for info about the clans and watched an old faux documentary about Colluden.  Have read other tidbits on them as well.   They were pretty brutal .  I enjoyed the book and recommend to any amateur historian