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The Rash Adventurer - FORSTER, Margaret

Book Club Associates, 1974, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good

The Rise and Fall of Charles Edward Stuart. History, as opposed to legend, has dealt scurvily with Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender. He has always been depicted as the Bonnie Prince who arrived on the Scottish coast in 1745 to sweep the Highlanders to their doom in the bloodiest of all battles, Culloden. Few realise he was anything but a pretty princeling full of chivalrous sayings, the empty headed dupe of political intrigues; few remember that after Culloden he lived for another forty-two years, a life of amazing vicissitudes. This biography attempts to illuminate the years the historians have never been interest in; it is a fascinating portrait of a man pushed off the stage of history long before he was ready to go.

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