Lead: The Stuart claim to the English Crown finally came to grief on Drummossie (drm ‘mos ee) Moor in April 1746 with the defeat of the rag-tag army of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Time and again the Stuarts tried, time and again they failed. Having surrendered the throne to William and Mary in 1688, King James II, his son James Frances Edward, the old Pretender, and his son Charles Edward Stuart, the young Pretender, with mounting regret, longed to reclaim what they and many others considered their birthright. They, however, would not abandon their Catholic religion and England would have no Catholic monarch. Stalemate. Therefore, the Stuarts to force the issue by constant intrigue and a series of aborted invasions.

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