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Freckled Prince Charlie

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

Freckled Prince Charlie

This description of Charles Edward Stuart is taken from the " Autobiography " of Alexander Cariyle, the famous Edinburgh divine, who as a boy saw the Prince during his stay at Holyrood after the Battle of Prestonpans:

I went twice down to the Abbey Court with my friend about twelve o'clock, to wait till the Prince should come out of the Palace and mount his horse to ride to the east side of Arthur Seat to visit his army. I had the good fortune to see him both days, one of which I was close by him when he walked through the guard. He was a good-looking man, of about five feet ten inches ; his hair was dark red, and his eyes black. His features were regular, his visage long, much sunburnt and freckled, and his countenance thoughtful and melancholy. He mounted his horse and rode off through St. Ann's Yards and the Duke's Walk to his army.

Alexander Cariyle : " Autobiography."

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