This book explores the political activities of the Jacobite movement, and the British government's response, in the thirteen years which followed the battle of Culloden (16 April, 1746 O.S.). Raising the question of whether the suppression of the Jacobite rising of 1745-46, as represented by a long-standing historiographical consensus, spelled the end of Jacobite hopes, and British fears, of another restoration attempt, The Jacobite Movement in Scotland and Exile concludes instead that the movement persisted as a viable threat to the British state and was perceived as such by its opponents. The possibility of a second Stuart restoration by foreign military intervention on behalf of the exiled dynasty was only eliminated by the decisive victory of the Royal Navy in the bay of Quiberon in November 1759, over a French fleet poised to invade Britain. Providing a comprehensive account of this period and examining both the Jacobite and Hanoverian perspectives, the book draws in recent positions in the field to place its conclusion within the wider context of the historical debate on Jacobitism.

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