Jacobites: A New History of the ’45 Rebellion by Jacqueline Riding
Jacobites: A New History of the ’45 Rebellion by Jacqueline Riding, published by Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd, 2017, 608 pages
This new account draws extensively on a wealth of contemporary sources, revealing the thoughts and feelings of the key players and local eyewitnesses as the extraordinary events of the ’45 played out. What emerges is a story more complex, paradoxical and tragic than the well-worn myth suggests. From the exiled Stuart court in Rome to the palaces of Versailles and Holyroodhouse, from the battlefields of Flanders to Falkirk and Culloden, Jacobites brilliantly sets the ’45 in its full and proper context.