Menu

When was the Battle of Preston? History talk to reveal all

Posted on - 13th November, 2016 - 4:03pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Events, History, News, Preston City Centre
Redcoats marching during a reenactment of the Battle of Preston

Redcoats marching during a reenactment of the Battle of Preston

It is more than 300 years since the sound of musket shots rang out through the streets of Preston.

Advertisement

Known as the last battle on English soil the Battle of Preston in 1715 is being marked with an event at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

Preston 1715 marks the 301st anniversary of the Jacobite rising.

A living history demonstration will explain how the redcoats prepared for battle and share the experiences of the Queen’s Regiment who made the initial attack on Church Street.

The battle was fought from 12-14 November in 1715 and was through the streets of the city between the Jacobites and the army of King George I.

Local historian Dr David Hunt will be giving details during the event on Thursday (17 November) from 2pm.

Read more: See pictures from a reenactment during the 300th anniversary of the battle

Refreshments will be served at the free event, including gingerbread made from King James III’s original recipe.

How do I find out more about the Battle of Preston?

There’s a free leaflet which includes a walking tour of the sites of the battle – you can pick one up from the Harris Museum and Preston Town Hall.

A Battle of Preston app is also available from the Google Play and Apple stores.

You can also follow the battle on Twitter @Preston1715

You can also read Paul Swarbrick’s chronology of events guide

Share
Preston in pictures The Harris Museum PrestonTulketh Mill by the green canalAshton-on-Ribble roof topsCity centre Preston1917 commemorative vegetable patches at Avenham Park PrestonRainbow over Preston pubAlong the River Ribble at PrestonPreston Dock View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.