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Battle of Bannockburn: Day Two

At dawn on the 24th June 1314, on the second day of the battle of Bannockburn, the engagement opened with an initial skirmish between...

Battle of Bannockburn: Day One

On the 23rd June 1314: The first day of the Battle of Bannockburn near Stirling. An advance manoeuvre by the Earl of Gloucester, the Earl of...

Battle of Glenshiel

On 10 June 1719, Jacobite and Spanish forces are defeated by government troops commanded by Major-General Joseph Wightman, at the battle of Glenshiel, on...

The murder of James Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews

On the 3rd May 1679, a group of Covenanters led by John Balfour of Kinloch murder James Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews on Magus...

Battle of Culloden

On the 16th April 1746, Charles Edward Stuart's Jacobite army was decisively defeated by the Duke of Cumberland's government army at the Battle of...

The loss of HMS Dasher

On the 27th March 1943, Royal Navy Avenger-class escort carrier, HMS Dasher (D37), suffered a major internal explosion and sank midway between Arran and...
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The Battle of Dunkeld

Following their victory at the battle of Killiecrankie on 27 July 1689, the Jacobites under the command of Major-General Alexander Cannon attack a Scottish government...

Rebellious Scots to Crush

When Charles Edward Stuart launched the last, and perhaps most famous, of the Jacobite Risings in the late summer of 1745, the British Army...