Device is incompatible to play the video
Monday, 2 November 2020, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Online Lecture

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

Professor Murray Pittock

Charles Edward Stuart (‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’) is one of the most recognisable and romanticised figures of British history. Born in Rome as a Catholic prince on 31 December 1720, he led the Jacobite Rising of 1745, which came closer than anyone expected to changing Great Britain irrevocably. 

Professor Pittock will ask what kind of man was Charles, what were his ideas and day to day life like, what might have happened if he had won in 1745, and what even in defeat his legacy changed for Britain and its Empire.

Image © camano10 CC BY-SA

speaker_murraypittock-370x370.jpg

Murray is Scottish History Adviser and a board member of the National Trust for Scotland and holds the Bradley Chair of English Literature at the University of Glasgow. He is a former Chatterton Lecturer at the British Academy and BP Humanities prizewinner of the Royal Society of Edinburgh of which he is a Fellow. Murray is a regular broadcaster, including a number of Jacobite-related programmes for In Our Time.

His research includes groundbreaking books on Jacobite armies, literature and material culture, on national cultures, the construction of Celtic identities and the existence and nature of a distinctive Scottish Romanticism. He is currently working on a history of the British Army in Scotland after 1746 and The Global History of Scotland.

Read More
Read Less
Related Future Lectures
Related Past Lectures
WATCHED
Part of a series

Christmas Lies and Legends

Judith Flanders
Wednesday, 9 December 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Amelia Dyer: Baby Killers

Professor Joanna Bourke FBA
Thursday, 14 January 2021 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Russian Piano Masterpieces: Scriabin

Professor Marina Frolova-Walker FBA
Thursday, 21 January 2021 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

England’s Tudor Reformation

Professor Alec Ryrie FBA
Wednesday, 3 February 2021 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The Secrets of Darwin’s Greenhouse

Professor Jim Endersby
Monday, 8 February 2021 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Mata Hari: Femme Fatales

Professor Joanna Bourke FBA
Thursday, 11 February 2021 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

England’s Unwanted Reformation

Professor Alec Ryrie FBA
Wednesday, 2 December 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Making a Monkey out of Darwin

Professor Jim Endersby
Monday, 30 November 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Russian Piano Masterpieces: Rachmaninov

Professor Marina Frolova-Walker FBA
Thursday, 26 November 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Plato

Professor Edith Hall
Thursday, 26 November 2020 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Snow White: Evil Witches

Professor Joanna Bourke FBA
Thursday, 19 November 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Fatal Months: Auschwitz and the End of the Second World War

Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED

Free the Nipple!

Professor Joanna Bourke FBA
Thursday, 12 March 2020 - 10:00AM
WATCHED

The World's First Scientists

Professor Edith Hall
Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 4:00PM
WATCHED

The World's First University?

Professor Edith Hall
Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 10:00AM
WATCHED

The Greatest Speech Of All Time?

Professor Edith Hall
Friday, 1 March 2019 - 10:00AM
WATCHED

What is Greek Theatre?

Professor Edith Hall
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 10:00AM
WATCHED

Was Sappho Really a Women?

Professor Edith Hall
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 10:00AM