FR05B - Bonnie Prince Charlie



Stitcher: Andrea Cooley (Paris)

Bonnie Prince Charlie was introduced to Antoine Walsh, a Franco-Irish privateer based in Nantes who helped him acquire arms, ammunition and two ships, the ‘Elisabeth’ and the ‘Du Teillay’, for his campaign to reclaim the British throne. Walsh also arranged for the Prince to stay with Sénéchal Gailliot de Cran in his house on rue de la Rampe at Saint Nazaire, where he was warmly welcomed.
Discretion was necessary to thwart the attention of English spies so Bonnie Prince Charlie secretly embarked off the Nazairian coast in a fishing boat. The following day he boarded the Du Teillay frigate and headed to Belle-Île where he was joined by the warship the Elisabeth. Unfortunately the Elisabeth had to return to port after she was badly damaged in an encounter with the British navy off the Brittany coast. The Du Teillay continued and landed on Eriskay on July 23rd 1745.

FR05B Am Prionnsa Teàrlach
Ann an 1745, chaidh Teàrlach Èideard Stiùbhart a chur an aithne do Antoine Walsh, prìobhadair Frangach-Èireannach stèidhichte ann an Nantes a chuidich e a’ faotainn buill-airm, connadh-gunna agus dà shoitheach airson an iomairt aige gus rìgh-chathair Bhreatainn fhaighinn air ais. Chuir Walsh air dòigh cuideachd gum fuiricheadh am Prionnsa aig Sénéchal Gailliot de Cran air Rue de la Rampe ann an Saint Nazaire. Rinn Teàrlach às ann an dìomhaireachd ann am bàta iasgaich dheth costa Nazaire , mus deach e air bòrd an Du Teillay agus rinn e air Belle-Île, far an robh am bàtacogaidh Elisabeth a’ feitheamh. Cha do ràinig Alba ach an Du Teillay, agus mar sin thòisich an Èirigh Seumasach mu dheireadh ach as ainmeile.