Students of English/Scottish history are aware of the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie. The grandson of the deposed James II, he managed to raise an army and give the English a scare. Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Silvester Maria Stuart was said to be very personable and well-liked. He was the rallying point for the Jacobite cause. Jacobite, a derivation of the Latin version of James (Jacobus), was a term given to those who supported the claim of the Catholic Stuarts to the thrones of England and Scotland.
Charles relied heavily on promises from the French to back his claim with supplies and an army. And, while France supported his claim, there was either a misunderstanding as to the extent of their assistance, or France made promises without intending to keep them. Either way, the lack of substantial assistance from the French doomed his campaign.This Day in History: The last major battle fought in Great Britain, the Battle of Culloden Moor, was fought on this day between a Jacobite force of approximately 5,400 and an English army of nearly 9,000. The English won a decisive victory, extinguishing the Stuart claims forever. What year was it?
Labels: Battles, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Culloden Moor