SHIPS OF THE ’45 : THE RESCUE OF THE YOUNG PRETENDER.

Gibson, John S.


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Hutchinson, 1st ed., 1967. (Xii) + 172 pp, frontis., illsd-title, a map + 9 other plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. V.G. A rare view of the naval side of events in 1745 when Prince Charles (the Young Pretender) escaped from Scotland five months after the Battle of Culloden. The author demonstrates that this was not, as 19th century tradition would have us believe, a Highland achievement, but was largely due to the zeal of French and Irish officers. The author also reminds us that Culloden was not the last battle in the uprising ; this being the bloody sea-fight in Loch nan Uamh on the 3rd May 1746. Among the junior officers on that occasion were four gentlemen who would later rise to naval fame : Rodney, Howe, Duff and Duncan.


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