All Jacobite enthusiasts have been excited to read this week’s news, that a sword once gifted to Prince Charles Edward Stuart is set to return to Scotland for public display. The silver-hilted broadsword, sent to the prince by the Duke of Perth in 1739, will be shown in the place where it was originally made – Perth. The former city hall has been transformed into the new home of the civic museum following a £27million refurbishment. It will open in March 2024, with the prince’s sword sure to be one of the star attractions.
The widespread media coverage of the sword is a ready indicator of the continuing power of the Jacobite story to inspire global interest! A few of the many press articles are linked below:
(Picture credit: BENEDICT JOHNSON/PERTH MUSEUM/PA )