[Edinburgh]: 1745. 1st printing (ESTC T30512). Large headpiece [4.3 cm x 15 cm]. Large initial capital letter 'W'. 30.3 cm x 22 cm. Broadside, printed recto only. Complete printed text supplied on request. On an old mount, broadside previously folded and repaired with slight loss of a few letters, not affecting sense or legibility. A triangular section to the upper right blank margin lost & supplied [no text affected]. Some expected age-toning & soiling. A Good copy. Item #36894
Charles best known today as the instigator/leader of the unsuccessful Jacobite uprising of 1745, in his effort to restore an absolute monarchy to the United Kingdom, which culminated in defeat at the Battle of Culloden, essentially signaling the end of the Jacobite cause.
This broadside, issued at the apex of the rebellion, highlights the extent of Charles' belief in his claim to the throne, for in it he declares the parliament at London to lack legitimacy; next, he brands traitor & rebel all who attend said parliament; and finally, he declares the "pretended union of these Kingdoms now at an End."
A very rare survivor of this tumultous time of British history, this broadside is known in only 6 copies [per ESTC], none on this side of the pond.