James Francis Edward Stuart
(1688-1766)

Died aged c. 78

James Francis Edward, Prince of Wales (10 June 1688 – 1 January 1766), nicknamed the Old Pretender, was the son of the deposed James II of England and Ireland, VII of Scotland. As such, he claimed the English, Scottish and Irish thrones (as James III of England and Ireland and James VIII of Scotland) from the death of his father in 1701, when he was recognised as king of England, Scotland and Ireland by his cousin Louis XIV of France. Following his death in 1766, he was succeeded by his son Charles Edward Stuart in the Jacobite Succession. Had his father not been deposed, Great Britain might have had only two monarchs during his lifetime, his father and himself. Instead there were seven: his father, William III, Mary II, Anne, George I, George II and George III. Although the ruling Protestant Stuarts died out with his half-sister, Queen Anne, the last remaining Stuarts were James and his sons, and their endeavours to reclaim the throne while remaining devoted to their Catholic faith made the political situation in England precarious. Their attempts are remembered in history as Jacobitism.

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Douglas Nelson on Geograph

Site of Castle of Dundee destroyed cir 1314 - near this spot William Wallace struck the first blow for Scottish independence cir 1288. Here was the birthplace of Admiral Duncan 1731 victor of Camperdown 1797. In house adjoining the Chevalier De St. George spent the night of 6th January 1716 after public entry into Dundee

High Street, Dundee, United Kingdom where they spent the night of 6th January after public entry into Dundee (1716)