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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 […]

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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 […]

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James III proclaimed as King on the Flag Market

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 […]

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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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Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

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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 […]

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1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 4

NEWSFLASH: November 7th – 1.00pm, Jacobite rebels enter Lancaster. James III proclaimed. Sir Henry Hoghton, with a force of about 600 local volunteers, marches to meet them but his militia retreats. […]

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1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 3

NEWSFLASH: November 5  12 noon Jacobites enter Kendal. On 5 November the army marched for Kendal, “a town of very good trade.” About noon six quarter-masters arrived and about 2 o’clock […]

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