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The king over the water : a complete history of the Jacobites

By: Seward, Desmond

1780276060 / 9781780276069
Hardback
940.252
03/10/2019
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24 cm xxvi, 406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps
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Published in Scotland.

This is the first modern history for general readers of the entire Jacobite movement in Scotland, England and Ireland, from the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688 that drove James II into exile to the death of his grandson, Cardinal Henry, Duke of York, in 1807.

The Battle of Culloden and Bonnie Prince Charlie's flight through the heather are well known, but not the other risings and plots that involved half of Europe and even revolutionary America. Based on the latest research, The King over the Water weaves together all the strands of this gripping saga into a vivid, sweeping narrative, full of insight, analysis and anecdote. 'Few causes have aroused a more gallant response from the peoples of these islands than the Honest Cause', writes Desmond Seward, 'whether they were fighting for it at Killiecrankie, Prestonpans or Culloden, at the Boyne, Aughrim or Fontenoy, or dying for it on the scaffold'.

BIC:

1DBKE England, 1DBKS Scotland, 1DBR Ireland, 3JF c 1700 to c 1800, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, HBJD European history, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBTB Social & cultural history

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