Document ReferencePw2 Hy 297
TitleCopy of declaration by James Stuart, the 'Old Pretender', 'at our Court' [Rome]; 10 Oct. 1720
Date10 October 1720
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionUrges the people [of England] to bring about his restoration to the crown 'not so much out of a desire to find Justice to our self as to do it to others'; observes that as 'the Queen' is pregnant there is 'a near Prospect by the blessing of God of a joyfull increase of the Royal Family in ye Right line...'; points out 'it is impossible dissention shuld die or yt Brittain shou'd be happie' while an heir to the English crown is dispossesed; deplores the state the country is in 'under the Yoke of a Foreigner' [George I] and promises 'it is ye Ancient Constitution we wish to see restored'.
Conditionedges damaged

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA19598George I (1660-1727); King of Great Britain and Ireland1660-1727
NA28999Stuart; Maria Clementina (fl 1709-1725); née Sobieski; wife of the 'Old Pretender'fl 1709-1725
NA18873Charles Edward Louis Philip Casimir Stuart (1720-1788); Prince; ('the Young Pretender', or 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'; son of titular James III)1720-1788
NA18922James Francis Edward Stuart (1688-1766); Prince of Wales; 'the Old Pretender'; son of James II; also known as Chevalier de St George1688-1766
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