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The Story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites You Won’t Get From ‘Outlander’

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The Story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites You Won’t Get From ‘Outlander’

Post by Misfit » Tue June 27th, 2017, 12:10 am

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Starz’s TV adaptation of author Diana Gabaldon’s sci-fi, romance series Outlander has introduced audiences far and wide to the story of the Jacobite rebellion, a critical period in Scottish, and European, history. But while the show, and other pop culture representations of the period, have romanticized Charles Edward Stuart’s (a.k.a. Bonnie Prince Charlie) fight to take back the British throne—a mission which ultimately led to a devastating defeat by way of a historic battle in the Scottish Highlands—much of the story still remains unknown to the public.

Now, a major exhibition opening today at the National Museums Scotland hopes to change that. “Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites,” set to run through November 12, promises to be the largest show on the subject in over 70 years, and will include over 300 objects, many never seen publicly before, and a selection of works on rare loan from the Vatican which are leaving the confines of Rome for the first time ever.
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