The Jacobites: Activity Book (Scottie Books)

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9780114952501: The Jacobites: Activity Book (Scottie Books)

This is a new edition of this best-selling "Scottie", recast and rewritten for readers of 10 upwards. The aims of the Jacobites and the background to the risings of Viscount Dundee (1689), the Earl of Mar (1715), and Charles Edward Stuart (1745) are explained, and this colourful but bloody period in Scotland's past brought vividly to life. The telling is illuminated by extracts from original documents, genealogical chart of the royal families of Scotland and England, and maps and battle plans. Illustrated in full colour with drawings, and with portraits, prints, and objects from National Museums Scotland and other national collections, this work includes an additional 8-page section in black and white that includes Jacobite songs and story-poems, a Jacobite quiz, and the original Rob Roy board game.

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Who were the Jacobites? What were their aims? And what did they achieve? The most colourful period in Scotland's past is brought vividly to life. Follow the rising of Viscount Dundee (1689), the Earl of Mar (1715), and Bonnie Prince Charlie (1745), and read about other events and people of their times. Share the fortunes of Rob Roy MacGregor as you play the Rob Roy Game. Break the code in the message sent to James VIII, and solve the puzzle of an embarrassed letter from the Duke of Atholl. Plot the course of two armies; draw your own plan of the Battle of Culloden.

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' ... the hundred or so pictures in this short booklet are superbly chosen and used. ... The text is intelligent and clear, with a huge amount of information fitted in to a few words. ... I really cannot recommend it too highly.' History Teaching Review 'This book is suitable for children ten years and over. It is easy to read, understandable and has a lot of colour pictures inside.' Clan Chisolm Journal --Clan Chisolm Journal

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