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C. P de G R. de la G = B. &c., A tous les rois, princes, republiques, &c. ... C. P of W R of Gr. Br. &c. To all kings, princes, republiques, &c..

Author [Charles Edward Stuart]
Title C. P de G R. de la G = B. &c., A tous les rois, princes, republiques, &c. ... C. P of W R of Gr. Br. &c. To all kings, princes, republiques, &c..
Imprint [Paris?: s.n.]
Date of Publication 1748
Language French & English
Notes A single sheet proclamation issued on behalf of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie or the Young Pretender) on 16 July 1748, with parallel text in two columns in French and English. Two years after the failure of the Jacobite uprising in Great Britain, Charles found his position in exile in France becoming increasingly precarious after the terms of the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle had been agreed between Britain and France. The treaty put an end to the 8-year war of Austrian Succession which had been fought in northern Europe, and which Charles had taken advantage of to launch his uprising in Scotland at a time when British soldiers were fighting on the Continent. One clause of the treaty compelled the French to recognise the Hanoverian succession to the British throne and expel the Jacobites from France. In this proclamation, presumably intended for a British as well as French readership, Charles stated that he regarded as void anything stipulated against his or his father's rights to the throne of Great Britain. In reality there was nothing he could do about the treaty and in December of that year he was finally expelled from France. Only one other copy of this version of the proclamation is known in the UK, the Library also has a French language-only version of it.
Shelfmark AP.6.217.02
Reference Sources Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Acquired on 29/04/17
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