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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Monarch of the Week

This week’s Monarch is….

Charles III

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He was better known as:

Bonnie Prince Charlie

Full Name:

Prince Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Severino Maria Stuart

Born:

December 31, 1720

Palazzo Muti, Rome, States of the Church

Palazzo Muti, Rome, States of the Church

Died:

January 31, 1788 at the age of 67

Palazzo Muti, Rome, States of the Church

Burial:

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St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

Father:

James III

Mother:

Maria Klementyna Sobieska

Spouse:

Louise of Stolberg-Gedern

Issue:

Charlotte Stuart, Duchess of Albany (illegitimate)

House:

House of Stuart –

Title:

Pretendence:

January 1, 1766-January 31 1788

Predecessor:

James III & VIII

Successor:

Henry IX (not recognized by the monarchy)

Interesting & Random Facts:

-Prince Charlie lived a life of luxury in Rome and Bologna.

-He was the son of the exiled Stuart King, James II & VII.

-He was one of the last legitimate heirs of the House of Stuart.

-December 1743, Charles’s father named him Prince Regent, which gave authority to his name.

-Eighteen months later, he led a rising to reclaim his father throne.

-He was able to regain control of Edinburg but a rash decision led to one of the deadliest battles in Scottish history, the Battle of Culloden.

-Charles was able to escape from Scotland with the aid of Flora MacDonald.

-The “Skye Boat Song” describes his escape and he is even lament for in the Irish Gaelic ballad, “Mo Ghile Mear”.

1 comment:

Heather R said...

I have heard his name before, but I did not know anything about him before! Thanks for this post.