The Jacobite Rising of 1745


The Landing of Prince Charlie - in Eriskay, Scotland, 1745. Charles Edward Stuart. Also known as 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' and 'the Young Chevalier': 31 December 1720 ? 31 January 1788. Led the Jacobite army into battle to try to claim the throne from the House of Hanover. (Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Portrayals of this piece of Scottish and English history are often simultaneously romanticized and oversimplified. It's a great deal more complicated than any one event, and is instead the result of many contributing factors.

The Landing of Bonnie Prince Charlie (Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images)

Topics in this Podcast: 18th century, jacobites, england, rebellions, uprisings, British history, Scottish history