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Bonnie Prince Charlie A Life by Peter Pininski

Bonnie Prince Charlie A Life

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Bonnie Prince Charlie A Life by Peter Pininski

The life of one of Scotland's most romantic and tragic figures. King James II's eldest legitimate grandson, Prince Charles Edward Stuart, known everywhere as 'Bonnie Prince Charlie', achieved international fame at the age of twenty-five as the man who by his charisma, daring and energy led the Rising of 1745 against George II which all but succeeded in restoring his exiled royal family - the Stuarts - to their thrones of Scotland, England and Ireland. The romance of this dramatic military episode and the legend of the prince's extraordinary months on the run in the Western Highlands after his defeat at Culloden in 1746, eclipse the deeply human story of a brilliant but flawed man. Biographies of Bonnie Prince Charlie often focus on the 1745 Rising. But this new biography charts his early life and also vividly relates the story of the prince's only child and heir and three hidden grandchildren whose previously untold lives were described by the Daily Mail as 'one of the best kept secrets in Scottish history'.


'Historical bombshell reveals Royal Stuart conspiracy'

'Much new information here about the Stuart dynasty'

'The spectre of Bonnie Prince Charlie still haunted England long after his failed invasion'

About the Author

Peter Pininski lives in Warsaw and is a Sotheby-trained art historian and ex-investment bank director. He is the author of the critically acclaimed THE STUARTS LAST SECRET: THE MISSING HEIRS OF BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE ('A painstakingly researched book, Peter Pininski now proves to surely the most sceptical pedant's satisfaction that the younger grand-daughter of Bonnie Prince Charlie married and had a son, the author's great-great-great grandfather... a compelling work of art' THE SPECTATOR; 'One of the best-kept secrets in Scottish history' THE DAILY MAIL; 'A great read, and the scholarship behind it is deliberately unobtrusive, but very extensive' PROFESSOR BRUCE LENMAN). He has written extensively on the exiled royal Stuarts and lectured in Britain for institutions such as the National Trust for Scotland and the Stewart Society as well as having been invited to appear as a guest speaker at the Edinburgh Book Festival.

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Publication date

22nd March 2012


Peter Pininski

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Amberley Publishing


200 pages


Biography: historical, political & military

Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900



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