The Highlanders remained loyal to Bonnie Prince Charlie
While there was no other attempt at a Jacobite rising after Culloden, the Highlanders didn’t completely turn their backs on the Stuart prince. In fact, Bonnie Prince Charlie needed their help to get back to Europe. This was when there was a bounty on his head. The Highlanders refused to turn Bonnie Prince Charlie in for the £30,000 reward, despite many of them needing it at the time.
Prince Charles had to escape to Europe with a disguise. He wore many disguises over the years, including dressing as a woman. He wouldn’t be the first Stuart monarch to dress in disguises to get away, with his grandfather and great-uncle using disguises at various points in their lives.
The Stuart claim didn’t end there
While the Jacobite uprising never took place on British soil again, the Stuart claim didn’t quite end with the ’45. Eventually, Bonnie Prince Charlie would be viewed as King Charles III of England and Scotland by the Catholics, even by some European courts.
Even after his death, some viewed his brother, Cardinal Henry Benedict Stuart, as the next king. This wasn’t an official view by the European courts for various reasons, though.
Charles lived his whole life attempting to find a way back to Britain to reclaim the throne for House Stuart. He even named his illegitimate daughter, Charlotte, the Duchess of Albany and she was recognized through the Jacobite cause.
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