Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender (Biographical details)

Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender (royal/imperial; British; Male; 1720 - 1788)

Also known as

Charles Edward Louis Philip Casimir; Stuart, Charles Edward; Young Pretender


Known as the "Young Pretender" and "Bonnie Prince Charlie", Stuart claimant to the British throne, son of James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender (q.v.). Led the Jacobite Rebellion, landing in Scotland in July 1745 and, having raised an army of more than 5000 armed men, reaching as far south as Derby on 4 December before retreating northwards; his forces defeated at Culloden (16 April 1746) by the army of William, Duke of Cumberland (q.v.).