By Robert C. Woosnam-Savage, Glasgow Museums, National Army Museum
8 individuals, all famous gurus of their personal fields, concentrate on person elements of the emerging, supplying a balanced point of view at the stirring occasions of 1745-46. either Hanovarian and Jacobite issues of view are tested in essays at the personalities, battles, heritage and the aftermath of the forty five. The e-book is additional more advantageous by means of important appendices, together with a Jacobite chronology from the 17th to the 19th centuries, a genealogy and path maps for the trips of the Prince and his military.
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More than one armful of them was burned on the night that Duke Robert rode so furiously up and down the long hill. By and by all was still in the cottage. The duke was quiet in the castle, but before the sun was far above the horizon, he was again at the foot of the hill, and softly entering the door of the little house. "Here he is, my lord, here he is," said the old nurse, "and he's even a lustier boy by daylight than he was by candlelight. It's a good thing that light of a wax candle shone on him first, for bees gather wax, and so he will be rich and powerful.
He had a right to run over her, of course, but he dashed out among those great stones just at the turn of the road and did not harm her at all. —he bent down from the saddle and caught her up. The mother thought he was going to throw her down over the rocks, and she began to cry too; but he gave the child a ride on that great black horse of his, and then lifted her down and filled both her hands with red and white sugar-plums, the kind that they say great folks have at their feasts. No one in the village ever saw any before, and all the people around here have been in to see them.
It bordered upon several of the great lordships that were some day to form a united France. It manufactured arms and cutlery and woollen goods, and it was rich in agricultural products. Its revenues flowed in so generously that even a lavishness like Robert's failed to affect them. The rightful king of the district then known as France looked upon the duke as his most potent friend. Great need had he of friends, for his mother, his younger brother, and a strong party were against him. The helpless king, fleeing from his enemies with an escort of only twelve attendants, came to Robert, his vassal, and begged for help to gain possession of his own kingdom.
1745: Charles Edward Stuart and the Jacobites by Robert C. Woosnam-Savage, Glasgow Museums, National Army Museum
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