Old Pretender


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Old Pretender

n
(Biography) See (James Francis Edward) Stuart3
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On the death of Anne in 1714 Bolingbroke, with other Tories, was intriguing for a second restoration of the Stuarts in the person of the son of James II (the 'Old Pretender').
Further on, a young scamp was taking a lesson in epilepsy from an old pretender, who was instructing him in the art of foaming at the mouth, by chewing a morsel of soap.
Also in the sale were two rare portraits of Bonnie Prince Charlie's parents - James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, and Maria Clementina Sobieska - which made PS7,500.
The Sycamore made famous Hood: Prince The third Earl James and his brother Charles 'backed the wrong horse' when supporting their respective namesakes James Stuart 'The Old Pretender' and his son Bonnie Prince Charlie 'The Young Pretender' in the two Jacobite rebellions.
The Battle of Glenshiel, on June 10, 1719, was the decisive loss which ended The Old Pretender James Stuart's ambitions to take the throne.
1715: James Stuart, the 'Old Pretender', landed at Peterhead to lead a Jacobite rebellion.
ON THIS DAY 1715: James Stuart, the 'Old Pretender', landed at Peterhead to lead a Jacobite rebellion.
1715: James Stuart, the "Old Pretender", landed at Peterhead to lead a Jacobite rebellion.
Others to follow Cheltenham 2.10 Proper, 2.45 Tarotino, 3.20 Argento Luna, 3.55 The Old Pretender, 5.05 Knar Mardy, 5.35 Line Freedom.
My other ride for Carl is THE OLD PRETENDER in the competitive-looking novice hurdle.
Given his choice, it is unlikely that even the Old Pretender would have chosen the late summer of 1715 as a fortuitous time for an attempt to retake his thrones.
The 'Old Pretender' did manage to land in Scotland in 1715, but the invasion came to nothing and he spent most of the rest of his life in retirement in Italy.