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In pictures: The Last Battle – Stories from the Streets of 1715 in Light, Sound and Performance

Some unusual and spectacular sights and sounds prevailed in Church Street, Preston on Sunday evening of 15 November 2015. To commemorate The Last Battle of England due to the Jacobite […]

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Battle of Preston reenactment event The Last Battle to continue despite Paris attacks

An arts group and Preston City Council have defended their decision to continue with a street theatre performance of the Battle of Preston anniversary. The Last Battle, a light, sound […]

2 years ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Final, Part 12

NEWSFLASH: 15 November 1715 – Carpenter leaves Preston with the Earl of Carlisle, Lord Lumley and Colonel Darcy. November 22nd 1715 – The Pretender (James III), or the ‘Chevalier St George’, […]

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1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 11

NEWSFLASH: 14 November 1715 – Soon after 7.00am: A messenger is sent from rebels to Wills to confirm that his terms were accepted and that the rebels would surrender unconditionally. The […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement 1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 10

NEWSFLASH: 13 November 1715 – Fishergate escape route blocked. Jacobites in Preston town centre surrounded by Government troops. 10.00am – Lieutenant-General Carpenter arrives from Clitheroe with 2,500 men to join Wills. Carpenter […]

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1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 9

NEWSFLASH: 12 November 1715 – Major-General Wills and his troops leave Wigan early in the morning and advance to Preston. His soldiers are the infantry regiment of Brigadier Preston, and the […]

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1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 8

NEWSFLASH: 11 November 1715 – Major-General Wills, the Government Army commander, leaves Manchester for Wigan. 7.00pm:  The Earl of Derwentwater is told that Major-General Wills is to march from Wigan to […]

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James III proclaimed as King on the Flag Market

Three hundred years ago people gathered in Preston to hear a Jacobean crier proclaim James III as King. On Tuesday that moment was acted out once more on the City’s historic […]

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