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The last Stuarts : British royalty in exile

Author: James Lees-Milne
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 1984. ©1983
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Bonnie Prince Charlie is a romantic episode in British history and has been the subject of innumerable accounts. Less familiar, but equally fascinating, are the Prince's later, melancholy years of exile in Rome, in which the handsome, spirited hero of popular myth degenerated into a portly drunkard, impotently presiding over his miniature court, alienating those who had remained true to the Good Old  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biografie 1688-1824
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lees-Milne, James.
Last Stuarts.
New York : Scribner, 1984, ©1983
(OCoLC)747325009
Named Person: House of Stuart; Maison des Stuarts; House of Stuart; Stuart, Familie; Stuart (Familie)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Lees-Milne
ISBN: 0684181479 9780684181479
OCLC Number: 10277269
Description: xi, 244 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Family background --
Sacred and profane --
Queen of hearts --
Family foreground --
Cardinal king --
Royal mistress --
Royal blue-stocking.
Responsibility: James Lees-Milne.

Abstract:

The story of Bonnie Prince Charlie is a romantic episode in British history and has been the subject of innumerable accounts. Less familiar, but equally fascinating, are the Prince's later, melancholy years of exile in Rome, in which the handsome, spirited hero of popular myth degenerated into a portly drunkard, impotently presiding over his miniature court, alienating those who had remained true to the Good Old Cause, and finally being cared for by his illegitimate daughter. They form a central part of this elegant, entertaining account of the Stuarts in exile, which takes the story from the flight of James II in 1688 through to the early years of the nineteenth century. The lugubrious Old Pretender; the bewildered Cardinal Duke of York; the unconventional bluestocking Countess of Albany and her fiery lover, the poet Alfieri--however squalid, intrigue-ridden or bizarre their lives in the political hothouse of eighteenth-century Italy, James Lees-Milne tells their stories with his customary wit and learning.--From publisher description.

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