The history of the exiled Stuart dynasty and their supporters, known as Jacobites, has been an enduring and romantic fascination for generations. Featuring the very best of Scotland’s national collections, alongside treasures from across Europe, this exhibition presents the wider story of the Jacobites, one which is more complex and dramatic than any fictional re-imaginings. Discover how four Jacobite kings became pawns in a much wider European political game; and follow the Jacobites’ fight to regain their lost kingdoms through five challenges to the throne, the last ending in crushing defeat at the Battle of Culloden. More than 300 objects including paintings, costumes, jewellery, weapons and glassware will bring to life the events of this turbulent period in European history. Find out more about the ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ exhibition from the National Museum of Scotland’s website.
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