ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: June 23, 2017
Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites
Edited by David Forsyth
In the summer of 1745 ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’, grandson of James VII and II landed on the Isle of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. He would be the Jacobite Stuarts’ last hope in the fight to regain the three kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland. The Jacobite legend has an enduring fascination and now renewed global interest due to the Outlander books and television series. A major new exhibition on Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites opens at the National Museum of Scotland on 23 June 2017, and tells a compelling story of love, loss, exile, rebellion and retribution. It will challenge many of the misconceptions that still surround this turbulent period in European history.This book has eight specially commissioned essays on the Jacobites and includes a catalogue that showcases the rich wealth of objects in the exhibition.
David Forsyth is a Senior Curator in the Department of Scottish History and Archaeology, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh.