Talks

CHARLES WOGAN AND THE 1719 RESCUE OF PRINCESS MARIA CLEMENTINA SOBIESKA

with Richard Maher

Terenure Library

09/10/2019 at 6:30pm

Hear the fascinating story of Irishman Sir Charles Wogan who masterminded and carried out the rescue of Polish princess Maria Clementina (later mother to Bonnie Prince Charlie) from Innsbruck, Austria. Helped by a group of Irish people, including two women, Wogan spirited away the princess in the middle of the night. They were pursued across the Alps by agents of the Holy Roman Empire and suffered all kinds of set-backs until they finally reached the Italian states where Maria Clementina was married to James Stuart III, exiled claimant to the thrones of Britain and Ireland.

Booking required.