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1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 10

Image1 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

Feature Image 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 […]

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

Image1 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 […]

3 months ago
James III proclaimed as King on the Flag Market

1PJM6973 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 […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 7

Battle Map of Preston 1715 NEWSFLASH: 10 November 1715 – Jacobite horesmen are joined by foot soldiers today in Preston Jacobite foot soldiers arrive in Preston. James III is proclaimed king in the Market Place. Officers […]

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1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 6

Image1 NEWSFLASH: 9 November 1715 – Rebel foot soldiers stay in Garstang. Horse troops arrive in Preston in the evening.   Rev. Samuel Peploe, Vicar of Preston parish church, defiantly reads prayers for […]

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1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 5

Feature Newsflash: 8 November 1715 – Jacobites in Garstang and Major-General Wills on the move from Chester. Jacobites march towards Preston. Major-General Wills, formerly in garrison at Chester, arrives at Manchester, aiming […]

3 months ago
Preston Remembers street theatre across the city centre

1PJM6002 On Saturday, Preston Remembers and the Chester-based ‘Theatre in the Quarter’ group put on a moving performance to honour the memories of three local people touched by the First World […]

3 months ago
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