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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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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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Advertisement Advertisement 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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1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 2

NEWSFLASH: November 2nd 3p.m. 1715 – The Jacobites continue their march south.  Jacobites enter Penrith. ‘James III’ proclaimed King. They march via Appleby and Kendal to Lancaster. About 3 o’clock […]

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1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 1

  Relive the Battle of Preston with Preston Historical Society. Discover all about the issues and people involved in the run-up to the battle; 2015 being the year of the […]

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Preston celebrates the 300th anniversary of the last battle in England

Three hundred years ago, in 1715, the last battle in England was fought in Preston, Lancashire between English government forces and the Jacobite rebels. Over the next few weeks and […]

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