Jacobite Memoirs of the Rebellion of 1745 (Classic Reprint)

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The papers composing the present ivolume, and which mm the first body Of authentic historical memoirs respecting the Civil War of 1745 ever presented to the public, are selected from a manuscript collection of such docu ments, formed, within a few years subsequent to the battle of Culloden, by the pious and venerable clergyman whose name is given upon the title-page. The interests of the house of Stewart, it is well known, were identified in Scotland with those Of an episcopal church, which had been displaced at the Revolu tion, and, in 1745, consisted of a few small and scattered congregations, under the super intendence Of reduced number of titular bishops. Previous to the commencement ofthe insurrection, Mr Forbes was settled as minister of the episcopal congregation at Leith; but, while Prince Charles was on his descent from the Highlands, having given cause for suspicion to the officers of state, he was appro hended at St N inian's, September 7, 1745, together with other two clergymen, and two gentlemen, and kept prisoner, first in Stir ling, and afterwards in Edinburgh Castle, till the restoration of tranquillity in May 1746. This accident perhaps prevented him and his companions from joining the standard of the Prince, and was, no doubt, felt at the time as a grievous disappointment. It not only, however, saved him from the disasters of a falling cause, but brought him into a leisurely acquaintance with a number Of the active insurgents, who, being seized at various times, and placed in confinement beside him, became sources of information respecting the events of the campaign, and appear to have been the means of first suggesting to him the idea of the collection, from which the present volume is compiled.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Robert Forbes


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780266973683

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.1 cm

Page Count -


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9781332327799

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.9 cm

Page Count - 533

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