This is the inspiring and fast-moving story of a young prince, Charles Edward Stewart, and his audacious bid for the crown of King George. From exile in France, he sails to Scotland, rallies the Highland clans and marches on London, is defeated in the bloody battle of Culloden and flees from General "Butcher" Cumberland, and with the help of gallant Flora McDonald and loyal clansmen, eventually makes his dramatic escape.Bonnie Prince Charlie and the '45 is taken from Tales of a Grandfather by Sir Walter Scott, Scotland's immortal poet and writer, author of such classics as Rob Roy and Ivanhoe. Often hailed as his greatest historical work, Tales of a Grandfather shows off Scott's genius for storytelling and his skill at firing the imaginations of readers and listeners of all ages.
Scott's story of the romantic prince in this amended version of his great story is read by Michael Elder, award-winning writer and actor, whose distinguished career includes the reading of classics like Lord Jim, Raffles, and The Wallace.
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A famous author of historic novels at his best
- Dr. Friedrich Toepel
An enjoyable read
Its good to very good
It compares very favourably with the" Heartbreaker" as the dialogue is more plausible.
It was a sad or miguided approach to monarchy, but on the other hand the claim of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite uprising was very nearly successful!