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Preston Historical Society present The Battle of Preston, 1715 and its aftermath by Dr. Bill Shannon

On Monday 7 December 2015, there will be a talk and presentation given by Dr. Bill Shannon, to the members and visitors of the Preston Historical Society at Preston Minster […]

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New book: The secret historical places of Preston, Lancashire revealed!

There is a history of Preston that is hidden from view, or simply not recognised today amidst the hurly burly of modern life. Keith Johnson’s latest and fascinating book on […]

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In pictures: The Last Battle – Stories from the Streets of 1715 in Light, Sound and Performance

Some unusual and spectacular sights and sounds prevailed in Church Street, Preston on Sunday evening of 15 November 2015. To commemorate The Last Battle of England due to the Jacobite […]

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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’, […]

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Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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