The Jacobite risings, also known as the Jacobite rebellions or the War of the British Succession, were a series of uprisings, rebellions, and wars in Great Britain and Ireland occurring between 1688 and 1746. The uprisings had the aim of returning James II of England and VII of Scotland, the last Catholic British monarch, and later his descendants of the House of Stuart, to the throne of Great Britain after they had been deposed by Parliament during the Glorious Revolution. The series of conflicts takes its name Jacobitism, from Jacobus, the Latin form of James.
Jacobite rising may refer to any of the following:
The Battle of Glen Shiel (Scottish Gaelic: Blàr Ghleann Seile) took place on 10 June 1719 in the West Scottish Highlands, between a Jacobite army of Highland levies and Spanish marines and a government force of regular troops, plus a Highland Independent Company.
The most significant military action of the 1719 Jacobite Rebellion, it resulted in a government victory that ended the rebellion. Glen Shiel is also unique as the only battle in Scotland between 1689 and 1746 where the Jacobites remained on the defensive, rather than employing the Highland Charge.
The rising was backed by Spain, then engaged in the 1718 to 1720 War of the Quadruple Alliance with Britain. Intended to support a landing in South-West England, only the Scottish segment took place and the manner of its failure was widely viewed by contemporaries as having damaged the Jacobite cause.
The battlefield is included in the Inventory of Historic Battlefields in Scotland and protected by Historic Scotland under the Historic Environment (Amendment) Act 2011. The mountain where the battle took place is called Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe and has a subsidiary peak named Sgurr nan Spainteach or 'Peak of the Spaniards' in honour of the Spanish marines who fought there.Capture of Eilean Donan Castle
The Capture of Eilean Donan Castle was an land-based naval engagement that took place in 1719 during the Jacobite rising of that year, and the War of the Quadruple Alliance. A British naval reconnaissance force of three ships attacked the castle of Eilean Donan on the west coast of Scotland, which was held by Spanish troops. After a naval bombardment, the British government forces stormed the castle, and the defenders surrendered. The castle was subsequently destroyed with gunpowder.Clan Bannerman
Clan Bannerman (Scottish Gaelic: Mac a' Bhrataich) is a Lowland Scottish clan.Clan Carnegie
Clan Carnegie is a Lowland Scottish clanClan Dundas
Clan Dundas is a Scottish clan.Clan Elphinstone
Clan Elphinstone is a Lowland Scottish clan.Clan Erskine
Clan Erskine is a Lowland Scottish clan.Clan Fletcher
Clan Fletcher is a Scottish clan. The clan is officially recognized by the Lord Lyon King of Arms; however, as the clan does not currently have a chief recognized by the Lord Lyon, it is considered an armigerous clan.Clan Haldane
Clan Haldane is a Lowland Scottish clan.Clan Home
Clan Home (pronounced and sometimes spelt Hume) is a Scottish clan. They were a Border family of immense power.Clan Lindsay
Clan Lindsay is a Lowland Scottish clan.Clan Lumsden
Clan Lumsden is a Lowland Scottish clan.Clan Sandilands
Clan Sandilands is a Scottish clan. It is also considered a sept of the larger Clan Douglas.Clan Sempill
Clan Sempill is a Lowland Scottish clan.Clan Stirling
Clan Stirling is a Lowland Scottish clan.Clan Strange
Clan Strange is a Lowland Scottish clan.Clan Wedderburn
Clan Wedderburn is a Lowland Scottish clan.Siege of Inverness (1715)
The Siege of Inverness that took place in November 1715 was part of the Jacobite rising of 1715. The town of Inverness and Inverness Castle were being held by the Clan Mackenzie, led by Sir John Mackenzie of Coul who supported the rebel Jacobite cause. Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat, chief of the Clan Fraser of Lovat besieged them, supported by men of the Clan Rose and Clan Forbes.Skirmish of Dunfermline
The Skirmish of Dunfermline was a conflict that took place on 24 October 1715 in Dunfermline, Scotland and was part of the Jacobite rising of 1715. It was fought between the forces of John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll who supported the British-Hanoverian Government against a Jacobite force.
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