Bonnie Prince Charlie: hero or coward?

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Bonnie Prince Charlie: hero or coward?

Thursday, 31 December

Jacqueline Riding considers whether the Jacobite prince was a valiant freedom fighter, or a haughty coward


Ever since he led a failed Jacobite rebellion against the British crown in 1745, Bonnie Prince Charlie has divided opinion. To his supporters, he was a courageous freedom fighter; to his detractors, a gutless popinjay. On the 300th anniversary of his birth, Jacqueline Riding considers the controversial prince’s life and legacy.


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