The Stuarts in Italy, 1719-1766: A Royal Court in Permanent Exile

Edward T. Corp


The Stuarts in Italy, 1719-1766: A Royal Court in Permanent Exile

The Stuarts in Italy, 1719-1766: A Royal Court in Permanent Exile

  • Title: The Stuarts in Italy, 1719-1766: A Royal Court in Permanent Exile
  • Author: Edward T. Corp
  • ISBN: 9780521513272
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Hardcover

House of Stuart The House of Stuart, originally Stewart, was a European royal house that originated in Scotland The dynasty s patrilineal Breton ancestors had held the office of High Steward of Scotland since the th century, after arriving by way of Norman England. The Stuarts The Royal Family The Stuarts were the first kings of the United Kingdom King James VI of Scotland became also King James I of England, thus combining the two thrones for the first time The Stuart dynasty reigned in England and Scotland from to , a period which saw a flourishing Court culture but also much upheaval and instability, of plague, fire and war. The Stuarts and Their Monarchs History In all there were seven monarchs among the Stuarts James I, Charles I, Charles II, James II, William III and Mary II Anne The period from to was an interregnum time without a monarch , that saw the development of the Commonwealth under Oliver Cromwell. Stuart period Stuarts Define Stuarts at Dictionary Stuarts definition, a member of the royal family that ruled in Scotland from to and in England from to See . The Stuarts Timeline of the Kings and Queens of Brtain Anne, the last Stuart monarch, died at Kensington Palace in London aged As none of her children survived her, under the terms of the Act of Succession of she was succeeded by George, Elector of Hanover, who was proclaimed as George I He was the first of the Hanoverian monarchs. House of Stuart Scottish and English royal family But Stuarts still ruled in England and Scotland, for William was the son of Charles II s sister Mary, and his wife Mary was James II s elder daughter They became joint sovereigns as William III and Mary II.



For nearly half of the eighteenth century, the exiled Stuart court provided an important British presence in Rome It acted as a surrogate embassy for the many Grand Tourists passing through the city Hanoverian Whigs as well as Tories and Jacobites and as a significant social and cultural centre This book presents the first complete study of the court of the exiled StuartFor nearly half of the eighteenth century, the exiled Stuart court provided an important British presence in Rome It acted as a surrogate embassy for the many Grand Tourists passing through the city Hanoverian Whigs as well as Tories and Jacobites and as a significant social and cultural centre This book presents the first complete study of the court of the exiled Stuart King James III, offering a significant reassessment of its importance and of the lives of the Stuarts and their courtiers, and their relations with the Popes, cardinals and princely families of Rome Edward Corp s interdisciplinary approach also reveals the Stuarts patronage of leading portrait painters, their influence on the development of Italian opera, and the impact of their court buildings on relations with their supporters This book will be essential reading for everyone with an interest in Jacobitism, Italian culture and the eighteenth century Grand Tour.


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