In telling the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie, this book, unusually, places his ancestry, birth and life against the Scoto-Polish and pan-European backgrounds of his parents' families.
With over one hundred and fifty illustrations, including seventy portraits, the selection shows those rarely or never-before included in other works, while the captions are extensive and detailed. The cover shows a portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie that was in a private collection and unknown to the general public until 2018.
The third distinguishing factor is that the book presents the full story of the prince's only child, Charlotte, Duchess of Albany (Robert Burns' 'Bonnie Lass of Albany'); her mother, the tragic Scottish Jacobite Clementina Walkinshaw; and Charlotte Stuart's children, describing their fates during and after the French Revolution.
First published in 2010, this edition of Bonnie Prince Charlie has been rewritten and updated. It features on the cover a portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie that w