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The Jacobites

History of the Jacobite Risings and the wider Jacobite period from the Revolution of 1688 to the battle of Culloden in 1746 and beyond.

General George Wade

George Wade was born in 1673 in Killavalley, Westmeath, Ireland, and is best remembered as the father of the military road-building programme that he oversaw and directed during his tenure as commander-in-chief Scotland (1724-1740). Wade...

General Wade’s Report on the Highlands

IN Obedience to Your Majesty’s Commands and Instructions under your Royal Sign Manual bearing date the 3rd day of July 1724, Commanding me to go into the Highlands of Scotland, and narrowly to inspect...

Battle of Killiecrankie

At the battle of Killiecrankie on 27 July 1689, Scottish government forces under the command of Major-General Hugh Mackay of Scourie were defeated by a Jacobite army, loyal to the deposed King James, commanded...