Bonnie Prince Charlie
Posted: Wednesday, 15 March 2006
thant may be true, but he was still our rightful King, as the Stuarts always will be.
Bonnie Prince Charlies Map Reader from still finding my way back to France
Arnish there is another side to this story, see The Stuarts A Secret History and the recent TV documentary. The March on London ceased at Derby because BPC was betrayed by his most trusted general who was working for the English. He told BPC and the Scottish Generals that there was an English army of 10,000 marching towards Derby and that the French had no intention of joining us. These were both lies. The English king was on ready to flee and the English Army was tied up fighting off the French. If the Scots hadn't trusted the back stabber they would've taken London from an extemely unpopular German speaking king. It was one of the greatest bluffs in history. As the Scots generals believed their esteemed colleague and ordered retreat BPC was furious and the army totally demoralised. Remember history is written by the winners. Nothing is ever as cut and dried as it seems. If Charile had won we would all be riding around on Vespas "Caio" and hanging our washing out on a Sunday!
Sunny from Arran
Have you seen the documentary running all week on ITV3, please have a look then tell me what you think. I'm open to discussion
Sunny from Arran
Which documentary, Sunny? Not seen anything in this week's listings for ITV3, sorry.
Arnish Lighthouse from Stornoway
He was no coward, his head was the first to have a price put on it, and the biggest price at that, no one was forced to join the rising, as he said himself.
Alistair from Dundee
Many of you fail to realise that not only did many lowland Scots disagree with "the pretenders" belief that it is the devine right of kings' to rule, but that both Scotland and England! were divided nations back then with both having Jacobite support. Culloden had Scots and English on both sides. And indeed England has also been subjugated to Stuart rule on more than one occasions! So before you make uneducated and ill-researched comments about subjugation and wot-not read the history books and they'll tell you that this was just as much about the divisions of lowland scotland and highlands than England and Scotland!
alex Liddle from edinburgh