Description[Charles Edward Stuart] Lock of Hair. Lightly stitched into a folded piece of paper is a small lock of reddish hair. The folded paper is mounted on card stock with a handwritten note that reads "The King's Hairs Prince Charles Edward". There is also a larger attached note addressed to "the Misses Tornkinson" from "Flora Macdonald". The note has an indistinct date May 20th 1[?]50 and the handwritten "Jacobite Toast":
God bless the King! God bless the Faith's Defender!
God bless! - no harm- in blessing the Pretender.
But who Pretender is, or who is King?
God bless us all! That's quite another thing!
Sold with an engraving by W. B. Hole entitled "The End of the 'Forty-Five' Rebellion" and a copy of S.M.T. Magazine and Scottish Country Life, August 1945. The magazine, devoted to the "Forty-Five Rebellion", has a story on page 33 relating to the exploits of a young Scottish girl, Flora Macdonald who clipped a lock of Prince Charles Edward's hair. Flora helped the prince, dressed as Flora's maid and using the name Betty Burke, escape after the Battle of Culloden in 1746. The magazine missing its cover, else, all pieces fine.
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