NEWSFLASH: 9 November 1715 – Rebel foot soldiers stay in Garstang. Horse troops arrive in Preston in the evening.Advertisement
Rev. Samuel Peploe, Vicar of Preston parish church, defiantly reads prayers for George I and the Royal Family. His loyalty was later rewarded with the Wardenship of Manchester and the Bishopric of Chester, holding both posts simultaneously.
What did the good people of Preston make of all the horsebacked troops arriving on their doorstep on that eventful evening? How many actually knew what was happening and why?
They were soon to find what the fate of Preston was to be, later this week.
Keep looking in to Ye Blog Preston news as the latest developments unfold daily.
We are indebted to Aidan Turner-Bishop of the Preston Historical Society, for his assistance in providing the timeline of events during the 1715 uprising and battle.
There will be further bulletins of the 1715 Battle of Preston timeline of events on Blog Preston, coming very soon.
List of 1715 related events taking place in Preston.
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