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13 April

John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee

13 April 1689: In support of the deposed James VII and II, Tory laird and soldier John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee raised the Royal Standard of the House of Stuart on Dundee Law, marking the beginning of the Jacobite Rising of 1689.

13 April 1719: A Jacobite expedition aboard two Spanish ships landed near Eilean Donan Castle in Kintail. The Spanish-backed 1719 Jacobite Rising was part of the War of the Quadruple Alliance which saw Britain allied with France, the Netherlands and Austria fight against Spain.

13 April 1746: The Duke of Cumberland’s army marched from the banks of the River Spey to Elgin before continuing on to the moor of Alves where they encamped for the night. Orders were issued to company officers to inspect arms and ammunition. Cumberland still expected the Jacobites to disperse on his approach to Inverness.

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