300 years ago in Preston

Three hundred years ago the Jacobites arrived in Preston, proclaiming James III as King. This moment in history was re-enacted yesterday on the Flag Market in the centre of the City. It was one of a number of events taking place which mark the occasion of the last battle on English soil which took place in Preston between Jacobites and the Government on 12th November 1715.

Though the Jacobites won the initial battle, Government reinforcements soon arrived and the Jacobites were forced to surrender two days later.

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