July 9, 2018

THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND (PART TWO – THE ’45 AND AFTERMATH)

  By the time the Duke of Cumberland arrived home from Flanders, Prince Charles Stuart had taken Scotland for his father, assembled over 5,000 followers, and was clearly intent on heading south for England. Cumberland […]
April 16, 2018

BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE PART FOUR – THE LATER YEARS

  Over the next five months as a fugitive, Charles showed himself at his very best once again. Sheltered by loyal Highlanders, he had to keep on the move constantly to elude the troops that […]
April 2, 2018

BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE PART THREE – THE ’45

  In my previous blogs I’ve looked at the childhood and adolescence of Prince Charles, and the events which led to his decision to mount an expedition to Scotland in the summer of 1745. Now […]
March 19, 2018

BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE PART TWO – THE LEAD UP TO THE ’45

  The Jacobite Chronicles start in 1742 with Richard Cunningham returning home after his father’s death to discover that the inheritance he was expecting is only a dream, whilst his sister has been left a […]
March 5, 2018

BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE PART ONE – CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE

  Throughout history there have been a number of people whose fame, long after their deaths, have not been merely consigned to the pages of dusty seldom-read history books, but have instead remained fresh in […]