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Bonnie Prince Charlie: a Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden

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Bonnie Prince Charlie: a Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by George Alfred Henty is a gripping historical fiction novel set during the Jacobite Rebellion in the mid-18th century. The story follows the young and charismatic Prince Charles Edward Stuart, also known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, as he leads his supporters in a daring attempt to claim the British throne.

Henty does a fantastic job of bringing this tumultuous period of history to life, with detailed descriptions of battles, political intrigue, and the personal struggles of the characters involved. The character of Bonnie Prince Charlie is portrayed as a complex and tragic figure, torn between his desire for power and his loyalty to his supporters.

The novel is well-researched and provides a fascinating look at the events leading up to the Battle of Culloden, which ultimately spelled the end of the Jacobite cause. Henty's writing is engaging and fast-paced, making it a page-turner from start to finish.

Overall, Bonnie Prince Charlie is a compelling and educational read for anyone interested in Scottish history or historical fiction in general. Henty's storytelling and attention to detail make this book a must-read for fans of the genre.

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This is a tale of the son of a Scottish officer, who gets arrested for helping a Jacobite agent. Set during the Jacobite rebellion in Scotland in 1755, the boy escapes and makes it to France and shares some adventures with Prince Charlie.

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