midi by Barry Taylor
Events Leading to the Jacobite Rising of 1745
James II (and VII) crowned King of England and Scotland.
James Francis Stuart born (son of James VII (II)).
James VII (& II), his wife (Mary of Modena) and son escape into exile
William of Orange and wife Mary (daughter of James II and Anne
Hyde) crowned as joint monarchs.
James VII (& II) arrives in Ireland in the first attempt to regain the throne.
Dundee" killed at
"Bonnie Dundee" killed at
Battle of Killiecrankie.
1690 James (II & VII) defeated by forces of William III at Battle of the Boyne
Mary dies at the age of 32 leaving no children.
Act of Settlement passed stating that no Roman Catholic may become
Exiled King James (II & VII)) dies.
William III dies aged 53 after falling from a horse. Queen Anne (Mary’s
sister) ascends the throne.
Act of Union passed. Great Britain comes into existence.
1708 James Francis Stuart, son of James VII (& II), unsuccessfully attempts to land in Scotland with 5,000 French
1713 Treaty of Utrecht produces temporary peace between Britain and France and forbids James (III) the
right to live in France.
Queen Anne dies with no surviving children and George, Elector of
Hanover is crowned George I.
1715 Jacobite rebellion led by the Earl of Mar captures Perth and Inverness but quickly fails through lack of
Inconclusive Battle of Sheriffmuir
Louis XIV of France dies leaving Jacobites short of French support.
James II (& VIII) takes up residence in Italy.
1719 Anglo-French alliance declares war on Spain.
Spanish financed Jacobite rebellion fails.
James (VII & III) marries Clementina Sobieska.
Prince Charles Edward Stuart born in Rome.
Charles’ brother Henry born.
George I dies, George II is crowned.
Clementina Sobieska dies aged 33.
1740 Charles VI of Austria dies, precipitating the War Of Austrian Succession. Britain and France on
French lose Battle of Dettingen. Renewed French interest in anti-British
and therefore Stuart cause.
1744 Invasion troops led by Prince Charles assembled at Dunkirk. Bad weather wrecks ships and plans.
Charles determined to try again.
In May the French rout British forces commanded by the Duke
at Battle of Fontenoy.
Major Events of The Rising