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The Jacobites

Few events have been as romanticised and misunderstood as the Jacobite Rebellion. And, as Jacqueline Riding explains, politics has brought its myths to the fore once again.

Highland fling: the Earl of Mar with the Stuart standard, 20th-century illustration.

The Stuart banner was raised on 6 September 1715.

Sarah Fraser examines Bruce Lenman’s 1980 article on Jacobite exiles, part of a vigorous, influential rebuttal of a worn-out image.

Battle of Culloden between the Jacobites and the "Redcoats"

Jacqueline Riding examines how a 19th-century painting, created almost 150 years after the Jacobite defeat at Culloden, has come to dominate the iconography of that event.

Richard Cavendish marks a failed attempt on the Scottish and English thrones by the last Stuart pretender, on March 23rd, 1708.

Portrait of Charles Edward Stuart by Allan Ramsay, 1745

Jeremy Black marks the bicentenary of the '45 Rebellion by assessing how close Bonnie Prince Charlie came to making his father James III of England.

A.I. Macinnes on the support for the exiled Stewart dynasty after the Glorious Revolution of William III.