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Jacobitism was born in response to the deposing of the Stuart Monarch King James 7th and 2nd who lived in exile. The crown falling to his daughter Mary and her husband the Dutchman William of Orange.
Jacobites were supporters of the exiled monarch coming from the latin word for James- Jacobus.
Bonnie Prince Charlie had a few names - Charles, Edward, Louis, John Phillip, Casimir, Sylvester, Maria Stuart
He was know as "the young pretender".
He arrived on the island of Eriskay with only 7 men on 23rd July 1745.
Seven beech trees were planted in Kinlochmoidart to commemorate the 7 men accompanying the prince to Glenfinnan where he raised his standard. (one of the completed tablets in the tapestry)
The emblem of the Jacobites is a white rose. This was first picked by Charlie after he spent the night at Fassfern, near Glenfinnan.
In Gaelic - Bonnie prince Charlies time here is often reffered to as "Bliadhna nan Tearlaich" - the year of the prince.
The prince had a doppleganger called Roderick Mackenzie who died for his prince - his last dying words were ' alas you have killed your prince' to the soldiers responsible.
Money from France in support of the Jacobite movement has never been found.... it is known as the Loch Arkaig treasure.