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Thread #34525   Message #1907997
Posted By: Richie
12-Dec-06 - 09:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Pretty Little Pink
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pretty Little Pink
Prince Charles Edward Stewart, 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' 1720-1788
It's likely the "Charlie" was Prince Charles Edward Stewart 1720-1788.
This give the connection back to England.

Prince Charles Edward Stewart, 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' 1720-1788

Charles Edward Stewart, the true heir to the throne of Great Britain to his supporters and the "Young Pretender" to his enemies, was born in Rome in December 1720.
His grandfather, the Catholic James VII of Scotland and II of England had been ousted in favour of the Protestant William of Orange in the so-called Glorious Revolution of 1688, and had fled to France. After his death, Jacobites (as followers of the Stewart dynasty were called) recognised his son James Francis Edward as James VIII and III, and attempts were made to recover his throne in 1715 and 1719. Both were unsuccessful despite some assistance from France and Spain, whose own interests on a wider European stage favoured the return of the Stewart monarchy.

The above was taken from here:
http://www.visitscotland.com/library/princecharlie