It is more than 300 years since the sound of musket shots rang out through the streets of Preston.Advertisement
Known as the last battle on English soil the Battle of Preston in 1715 is being marked with an event at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.
Preston 1715 marks the 301st anniversary of the Jacobite rising.
A living history demonstration will explain how the redcoats prepared for battle and share the experiences of the Queen’s Regiment who made the initial attack on Church Street.
The battle was fought from 12-14 November in 1715 and was through the streets of the city between the Jacobites and the army of King George I.
Local historian Dr David Hunt will be giving details during the event on Thursday (17 November) from 2pm.
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Refreshments will be served at the free event, including gingerbread made from King James III’s original recipe.
There’s a free leaflet which includes a walking tour of the sites of the battle – you can pick one up from the Harris Museum and Preston Town Hall.
A Battle of Preston app is also available from the Google Play and Apple stores.
You can also follow the battle on Twitter @Preston1715
You can also read Paul Swarbrick’s chronology of events guide