James III proclaimed as King on the Flag Market

Posted on - 11th November, 2015 - 11:08am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, History, Preston City Centre, Reviews, What's On in Preston



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 Flag Market as part of the events programme to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Preston.

It was written in Peter Clarke’s¬†Journal of Several Occurrences, that over several days prior to the battle:¬†“The gentlemen soldiers¬†found the ladies of Preston so very beautiful and so richly attired, that¬†from the Wednesday to the Saturday they minded nothing but courting¬†and feasting. Whilst at Preston there was a sound of revelry by night”. Thus, it appears that by day, everything was calm and not much fighting occurred between the Jacobites and government troops.



For more information on the 1715 events visit the Preston Guild City website here.

Did you go to the reenactment of the proclomation? Let us know in the comments below.





Preston in pictures D345The Station, Preston. 1539Adelphi quarter , preston , 23.06.2022St Walburge's Church, preston 23.06.2022Former Tithebarn pub and Preston Bus StationHarris Museum and Art GalleryRed telephone boxesRed telephone box on Market Street 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.