2La tapisserie raconte l'histoire du Prince Charles Edward STUART depuis son départ de France jusqu'a sa victoire à Prestonpans. La tapisserie est longue de 104m. La tapisserie a été dévoilée le 26 juillet Elle est composée de 104 panneaux de 1 mètre chacun.Le dessin de la tapisserie est de Andrew Crummy. Elle a été brodée par 200 volontaires. De nombreux brodeurs étaient des artistes reconnus. Les autres étaient des volontaires voulant prendre part à ce projet exceptionnel. Le résultat est tout à fait extraordinaire. Il constitue un trésor national analogue à la fameuse tapisserie de Bayeux décrivant la bataille d’Hastings.La tapisserie a nécessité 25 000 heures de travail et la réalisation de 10 millions de points de broderie.La tapisserie a été exposée en de nombreux lieux, dont la cathédrale Sainte Marie d’Edinburgh.
32010: Prestonpans Tapestry's 'Launch' Parade July 23rd / September 26th across the Highlands & East CoastThe finished Tapestry was paraded along the routes the Prince and Sir John Cope took in 1745
5Major Public exhibitions 2011: Scotland & Across the BorderMajor Public exhibitionsScottish StoryTelling Centre, Netherbow Port, EdinburghPaxton HouseSt Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, EdinburghSt Mary's Church in HaddingtonKnitting & Stitching Show Alexandra Palace LondonInternational Exhibition Centre, HarrogateAnd finaly a return to its home.
6Tapestry Exhibition Venues: 2012 Cockenzie House 11th/ 19th FebruaryPornichet-St Nazaire in France from whence the Prince sailed in 1745 from April 29th/ May 6thPrestonpans Town Hall on May 19th/ 20th when the Lord High Commissioner of the Church of Scotland will be amongst the visitorsSt Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh in June/ July/ AugustBritish Columbia, Canada for September including an appearance in VictoriaGlasgow, by Christmas 2012.
13Un peu d’Histoire sur la Bataille de Prestonpans Forming in two lines, the Jacobites surged forward against the Hanoverian troops. Overlapping the Hanoverian right, the Jacobites forced the dragoons on that flank to flee. A similar result occurred at the northern end of the line. Overrunning Cope's artillery, Charles' forces flanked the Hanoverian infantry. Closing to close range, the Jacobites fired a volley from their muskets and charged forward with their swords. With his position rapidly collapsing, Cope attempted to rally a small force, but was unable to halt the Jacobite tide.As the Hanoverians began fleeing the field, small groups, such as one led by Colonel James Gardiner, continued to offer resistance until being cut down or forced to retreat. All told, the fighting lasted less than ten minutes. The government troops fled west and south towards the safety of Berwick. Sweeping across the field, the Jacobites rounded up between 1,400 and 1,500 prisoners. When he finally reached Berwick, Cope possessed only 170 men out of an original 2,300.In the clash at Prestonpans, Cope's command lost between killed, wounded, as well as 1,400-1,500 captured. Jacobite losses are estimated at around 30 killed and 70 wounded. Though pleased with the victory, Charles forbade celebrations and took great effort to care for the wounded and captured. The victory at Prestonpans breathed life into the Jacobite Rising and allowed Charles' supporters to press the French for additional aid. This led to the Treaty of Fontainebleau in October which formalized a military alliance between the Jacobites and France.Successful at Prestonpans, Charles' army pushed south into England. Advancing as far as Derby, they then began a withdrawal back to Scotland. Rushing troops back to Britain from the Continent, the Hanoverian government soon dispatched forces to crush the rising. Meeting at the Battle of Culloden in April 1746, troops under the Duke of Cumberland routed Charles' army effectively ending the conflict. In the wake of the defeat at Prestonpans, Cope was court-martialed but exonerated with the board stating that the failure was largely due to the men of his command fleeing.