NEWSFLASH: 10 November 1715 – Jacobite horesmen are joined by foot soldiers today in PrestonAdvertisement
Jacobite foot soldiers arrive in Preston. James III is proclaimed king in the Market Place. Officers socialise with locals. Barricades erected at far end of Church Street; in Church Street near the parish church; Friargate near the windmill; and Fishergate.
Now that the full compliment of soldiers had arrived, there are around one thousand, six hundred men in all, who are destined to take on government troops.
Only a few days away before the fiery and bloody battle will take place. Keep up with the latest events as they happen on Blog Preston’s digital parchment.
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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