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Portrait of the Day: Prince Charles Edward Stuart

Past event archive
9 February 2020, 12:30

Room 11


  • Talks and Lectures

"Bonnie Prince Charlie", or the Young Pretender, was the grandson of James II, who was deposed in 1688. In 1745, he landed in Scotland and led a rising of the Highland clans, in an attempt to regain the British throne. He caused panic in London by reaching as far south as Derby before retreating. His defeat at Culloden by the Duke of Cumberland in 1746 saw the end of the Jacobite cause.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.