Jacobite treasures for sale

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A piece of cloth bearing a speck of the blood of James II is among a box of Jacobite treasures due to be auctioned next month.

The cloth, a relic from the last Stuart monarch, and also hair from him, his second wife, Mary, and eldest son, are said to have been passed by his grandson, Bonnie Prince Charlie, to a Scottish landowner in 1748. The box and its contents were included for a 2,000-item sale at Kelso on 23 November.