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Jacobite Rebellions of 1715 and 1745:

The word ‘Jacobite’ comes from the Latin for James and refers to those who were in support of the Catholic descendants of the exiled King James II claims to the throne. They were unhappy that the country was being ruled by German Protestant king; George I.

Two main ‘risings’ or rebellions took place though both ultimately failed.

The first in 1715 came about and was led by James Francis Edward Stuart (known as ‘The Old Pretender’). Scottish troops managed capture much of Scotland before Border and Northern England Jacobite troops made their way as far south as Preston before a two day battle took place. Despite initial success, they were later put down by ‌The first in 1715 came about and was led by James Francis Edward Stuart (known as ‘The Old Pretender’). Scottish troops managed capture much of Scotland before Border and Northern England Jacobite troops made their way as far south as Preston before a two day battle took place. Despite initial success, they were later put down by government troops. Two hundred and fifty prisoners were marched back and held at Lancaster Castle. By the time James Stuart came to England in December, much of his forces had already been captured or killed. The rising failed due to lack of English support.

The second major rebellion was led by James Francis Edward’s son, Charles Edward Stuart (who accordingly became known as ‘The Young Pretender’ or ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’).

There was much greater support for Charles campaign in both Scotland and northern England. At number 75 Church Street, a plaque can be seen stating that Bonnie Prince Charlie lodges near to here whilst passing through Lancaster. His troops were fed and entertained by local ladies and all the debtors at Lancaster Castle had their debts paid and were freed; in a bid to irritate the Hanoverian (George I) supporting magistraterance.

 


Goblin Rebellion : The Goblin Rebellions were a series of rebellions in which the goblin population of the Wizarding world revolted against discrimination and prejudice toward their kind by wizards and witches. Today, the Goblin Rebellions are one of the most important topics Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry students study in History of Magic. For the final exams during their first year, they have to memorise the dates of the Goblin Rebellions.

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