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Literary Event, Sat 19 Nov 2016


Jacqueline Riding: Jacobites: a new history of the ’45 Rebellion

The 1745 Jacobite Rebellion was a turning point in British history. When ‘the Young Pretender’ Charles Edward Stuart sailed to Scotland in July 1745 few people within Britain were alarmed. But after he raised the Stuart standard at Glenfi nnan; marched south into England, the rising threatened to destabilise the British state and dethrone King George.

Historian Jacqueline Riding reveals the thoughts and feelings of the key players and local eyewitnesses as these extraordinary events played out. What emerges is a story more complex, paradoxical and even tragic than the myth suggests.

'Substantial, deeply researched and fast-moving, it mingles the thrill of revolt with a careful analysis of international contexts and motives.' Literary Review

'A fresh and historically convincing perspective. An enthralling narrative [and] and a work of penetrating insight and dispassionate balance, which is captivating from start to finish.' Colin Kidd, Guardian

This event will be chaired by Ricky Pound, an independent researcher specialising in aspects of seventeenth and eighteenth century English architecture and Jacobite symbolism.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 19 Nov 2016 14:00





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Map reference: TQ 168734  Lat: 51.44793 Long: -0.31951

Rail: St Margarets (South West Trains)
Alternatively, you can catch a District Line train to Richmond and catch a South West Train to St Margaret's (1 stop)

Bus: 33, 490, H22, R68, R70 and 290. Alight at The Crown Pub/Lebanon Park

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from St Margarets station