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The Death of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’) – Rome, 31 January 1788

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Newspaper articles from February 1788 reporting on the death of Prince Charles Edward Stuart in Rome ‘The Young Pretender’, Prince Charles Edward Stuart, died in Rome on 31 January 1788. Known in Scotland as ‘the King O’er the Water”, ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ led the Jacobite forces in the 1745 Rising, which ended in a terrible defeat on Culloden Moor. If you’ve ever been out drinking with a Jacobite, you’ll have noticed that that when a toast is made to one

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Roman Amphitheatres – Blog #3 by Edmund King

Upon recently visiting the Roman amphitheatre at Arles, I marvelled at the scale of the building, and Roman engineering skills. Picture taken of Arles amphitheatre – Image © Edmund MB King During the visit, we came across a notice board: ‘Principaux amphitheatres du monde romain’, which shows a list of dimensions for each one. Arles is number twelve on the list, out of twenty-one. I was intrigued that Pouzzoles ( Pozzuoli/ Puteoli)  was even larger than the colosseum in Rome.

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