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Escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie after the Battle of Culloden...



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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, December, 1746  The prime content of this issue is: "Account of the Young Pretender's Escape after the Battle of Culloden" which is continued from a previous issue & which takes about a full page. It contains some nice detail on how he stole away, including: "The young Pretender...with the assistatnce of Capt. O'Neal...determined that he should put on women's cloaths & pass for her waiting-maid. This being done he took leave..." with more (photos show portions). There is more on the Jacobite Rebellion under: "Of the Behaviour & Treatment of the Scotch Rebels".

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe. Included is content on Lord Lovat (one of the Jacobite Rebellion leaders recently sentenced for High Treason), as well as: "Proceedings on the Tryals of the Rebels at the Court house in Southwark". A full page plate with various illustrations is also present, and features a portrait of Lord Lovat,

One page has the outline of the: "Size of the Great Diamond sent to the King of Portugal from Brazil" (see).

Among other articles in this issue are: "The Art of Acting", "War with France urged", "Recipes for the Rheumatism & Wounds", "Acts Passed in Ireland", and many poems.

Complete in 56 pgs. with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures about 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, in very nice untrimmed condition. 

Seven pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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