Prince Charles Edward Stewart, 1720 - 1788. Eldest son of Prince James Francis Edward Stewart
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Prince Charles Edward Stewart, 1720 - 1788. Eldest son of Prince James Francis Edward Stewart About 1746

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After his defeat at the battle of Culloden on 16 April 1746, Prince Charles Edward Stuart took refuge in the islands of the Outer Hebrides, and spent the summer dodging the Hanoverian troops sent to search for him. £30,000 - a massive sum - was offered for his capture. On 28 June, the Prince, disguised as Flora Macdonald's Irish maid, Betty Burke, was successfully smuggled from Benbecula to Skye. Despite his renowned pretty looks, the Prince was unconvincing as a woman, and joked that if the soldiers searched him, they would find more than pistols about his body.

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Battle of Culloden

A battle fought on Culloden Moor near Inverness in 1746 between supporters of the exiled House of Stuart - led by the Young Pretender, Prince Charles Edward Stuart - and government troops led by the Duke of Cumberland. The government victory effectively brought the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion to an end and resulted in a repression of Highland culture as punishment.

Hanoverian

A British royal dynasty that began in 1714 with George I, who was the first Protestant in line to the throne, the Act of Settlement having prohibited Catholics from taking the crown. The Hanoverians reigned until the death of William IV in 1837.

Battle of Culloden, Hanoverian

Details

  • Acc. No. SP IV 123.23
  • Medium Mezzotint on paper
  • Size 11.50 x 8.88 in.; 29.00 x 22.60 cm
  • Credit Purchased at an unknown date