Bonnie Prince Charlie hair locket could realise $11,000

A lock of Bonnie Prince Charlie's hair is among the top lots in a sale of Jacobite artefacts at Edinburgh's Lyon & Turnbull on May 13.

The lot is expected to make ?�5,000-7,000 ($7,677-10,748).

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Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated at the battle of Culloden in 1745

The prince, also known as Charles Edward Stuart, was the grandson of King James II - a former Catholic king of England who was deposed in a Protestant rebellion.

His supporters were known as the Jacobites and fought to reinstate him in 1715 and again in 1745, but were crushed at the battle of Culloden.  

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the first uprising.

Other lots include an ivory flute that once belonged to the prince, which is valued at ?�5,000-8,000 ($7,674-12,279).

Colin Fraser of Lyon and Turnbull commented: "We plan to celebrate this 300th anniversary year with a sale celebrating everything to do with Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites.

"The allure of Charles Edward Stuart, the 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' of legend, and his romantic but ill-starred campaigns, continues to this day. We have a number of very unusual and personal items already in the sale and have had interest from potential buyers from sellers around the world."

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