The Stuarts in Exile and the Jacobite Rebellions
‘Audience with the author’ Jacqueline Riding
By 1745, the son of the deposed James II/VII, the “Old Pretender” Prince James Francis Edward Stuart, had been living in exile for over 55 years, firstly in France, ‘the support and shelter of unfortunate princes’, and then Rome. This lecture will discuss the background and progress of the most famous attempt to restore the senior and Catholic branch of the Stuart Dynasty by Charles Edward Stuart – the “Young Pretender” or Bonnie Prince Charlie – during the turbulent years of 1745-6.
Dr Jacqueline Riding is an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London and alumna of the University of York (PhD). She is the author of the award-winning Jacobites: A New History of the ’45 Rebellion (Bloomsbury 2016), trustee of the Jacobite Studies Trust and senior editor of Jacobite Studies (Manchester University Press).