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1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Final, Part 12

NEWSFLASH: 15 November 1715 – Carpenter leaves Preston with the Earl of Carlisle, Lord Lumley and Colonel Darcy. November 22nd 1715 – The Pretender (James III), or the ‘Chevalier St George’, […]

9 years ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 11

NEWSFLASH: 14 November 1715 – Soon after 7.00am: A messenger is sent from rebels to Wills to confirm that his terms were accepted and that the rebels would surrender unconditionally. The […]

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

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 […]

9 years ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 9

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 […]

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

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 […]

9 years ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 7

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

9 years ago
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