Old Pretender

name for
STUART2 James Francis Edward

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a nickname for James Stuart, who claimed the right to be the British king. A pretender is a person who claims something, usually the right to be a king or queen, although not everybody agrees that the claim is just.

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  • Old Pretender — see under ↑pretend • • • Main Entry: ↑old Old Pretender and Young Pretender Respectively the son and grandson of James II as claimants to the British throne • • • Main Entry: ↑pretend …   Useful english dictionary

  • Old Pretender — name for STUART2 James Francis Edward …   English World dictionary

  • Old Pretender — Old Pre|tend|er, the →↑Stuart, James Edward …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Old Pretender. — See Stuart, James Francis Edward. * * * …   Universalium

  • Old Pretender — James Francis Edward Stuart (son of King James II) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Old Pretender — /oʊld prəˈtɛndə/ (say ohld pruh tenduh) noun the → Stuart1 (def. 7) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Old Pretender. — See Stuart, James Francis Edward …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) Old Pretender — the Old Pretender [the Old Pretender] a ↑nickname for James Stuart, who claimed the right to be the British king. A ↑pretender is a person who claims something, usually the right to be a king or queen, although not everybody agrees that the claim …   Useful english dictionary

  • James Edward, the Old Pretender — orig. James Francis Edward Stuart born June 10, 1688, London, Eng. died Jan. 1, 1766, Rome, Papal States Claimant to the English and Scottish thrones. Son of the exiled James II of England, he was raised in France as a Catholic. On the death of… …   Universalium

  • pretender — [prē ten′dər, priten′dər] n. 1. a person who pretends 2. a claimant to a throne 3. an aspirant 4. [P ] in English history, the son or the grandson of James II: see OLD PRETENDER, YOUNG PRETENDER …   English World dictionary

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