Originally published in 1988, this biography was the result of 15 years research, including unearthing 70,000 letters and documents among the Stuart Papers which had hitherto lain largely untapped. Written in many different languages, some were damaged, written in code, or unsigned and undated. Deciphering them therefore made it possible to gain a new level of insight into Bonnie Prince Charlie as a man, his relationship with his exiled father, the role played by France and the true nature of the events leading up to the bloody campaign of 1745 in which he attempted to win back the throne of his ancestors.

chapter Chapter 1|20 pages

The Warming-Pan Baby

chapter Chapter 2|21 pages

Beyond the Alps

chapter Chapter 3|19 pages

The Twilight of Princes

chapter Chapter 4|26 pages

Charles Goes to Paris

chapter Chapter 5|24 pages

The Expectant Heir

chapter Chapter 6|24 pages

The Road to the Isles

chapter Chapter 7|22 pages

The Battle of Prestonpans

chapter Chapter 8|23 pages

To England and Back Again

chapter Chapter 9|21 pages

Master of His Own House

chapter Chapter 10|17 pages


chapter Chapter 11|31 pages

Over the Sea to Skye

chapter Chapter 12|26 pages

The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle

chapter Chapter 13|21 pages

The Queen of Hearts

chapter Chapter 14|21 pages

Epilogue: The Count of Albany