Having Irish Ancestry I always heard references to Bonnie Prince Charlie but really knew anything about him until I read Diane Preston' s very interesting and informative book. While Bonnie Prince Charlie only had his allotted 15 minutes of fame it was a star that shown very brightly and added another chapter to my knowledge of English History. It was amazing that he could raise any kind of army to attack a major country like England and get as far as he did. The author made it seem as though he had a real possibility to succeed to the throne. What I found really interesting was the British attitude toward Prince Charlie was pretty much the same as the attitude they had during the American revolution. So maybe with some support it would have been possible for him to succeed.