Stuart, Charles Edward


Better known as ^Bonnie Prince Charlie^ (or ^the young pretender^) he led the 1745 Jacobite rising to take the throne of Britain in the name of his father James Francis Edward Stuart. Landing on the shores of Loch nan Uamh he raised his standard at Glenfinnan and gathered an army which advanced as far south as Derby before returning north to be defeated on Culloden Moor. He departed from Loch nan Uamh. Ironically, in his defeat, he could be said to have created modern Scotland. Land confiscated from his supporters was bought by companies to start industrial businesses. The traditional clan system of the West Coast ended with chiefs now becoming landowners with an estate in Scotland and house in London, close to the confirmed seat of power.

See also
Borrodale House Glenfinnan Monument Culloden Battlefield Memorial The Prince's Cairn Tranent Waggonway