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Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

23 Jun - 12 Nov 2017

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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Dress targe presented to Prince Charles Edward Stuart by James 3rd Duke of Perth, c. 1740. © National Museums Scotland

Dress targe presented to Prince Charles Edward Stuart by James 3rd Duke of Perth (c. 1740). © National Museums Scotland

Bonnie Prince Charlie Entering the Ballroom at Holyroodhouse (before 1982), John Pettie. © National Museums Scotland

Bonnie Prince Charlie Entering the Ballroom at Holyroodhouse (before 1982), John Pettie. © National Museums Scotland

Henry Benedict Stuart (1739), Louis Gabriel Blanchet. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Henry Benedict Stuart (1739), Louis Gabriel Blanchet. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Caddinet, produced by Luigi Valadier, c. 1780–85. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Caddinet, produced by Luigi Valadier (c. 1780–85). Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

James II and Family (1694), Pierre Mignard. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

James II and Family (1694), Pierre Mignard. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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