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TITLE
Letter relating to the 1719 Jacobite Rising
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2003_046_1_1
DATE OF IMAGE
19th century
PERIOD
1710s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
1029
KEYWORDS
letters
Jacobite Rebellions
Jacobite Uprisings
Battle of Glensheil
Battle of Glen Sheil
Letter relating to the 1719 Jacobite Rising

This paper document, written in a nineteenth-century hand, contains a list of 'Glenshiel Rising Letters to Be Copied'. The document may have been written by Charles Fraser-Mackintosh (1828-1901), scholar and Inverness MP. It has a printed label affixed, with the number 1038.

The list is of a series of letters concerned with the Jacobite Uprising of 1719 (also known as the 'Little Rising') which culminated in the Battle of Glen Shiel.

Following the unsuccessful Jacobite Rising of 1715, a further attempt to regain the throne was made by the Jacobites in 1719. This became known as the 'Little Rising'. The Jacobite army, assembled by Cameron of Lochiel, the Earl of Seaforth and Lord George Murray, was joined by around 300 Spaniards who arrived in Loch Alsh in April, 1719. The mixed force marched to Glen Shiel and met with the Hanoverian troops on the 10th of June. Although the sides were well matched in size and strength, the Jacobites were defeated and disbanded. The hill above the site of the battle, Sgurr nan Spainteach, commemorates the presence of the Spanish soldiers, as does 'The Bridge of the Spaniards'.

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Letter relating to the 1719 Jacobite Rising

1710s

letters; Jacobite Rebellions; Jacobite Uprisings; Battle of Glensheil; Battle of Glen Sheil;

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Jacobite Letters

This paper document, written in a nineteenth-century hand, contains a list of 'Glenshiel Rising Letters to Be Copied'. The document may have been written by Charles Fraser-Mackintosh (1828-1901), scholar and Inverness MP. It has a printed label affixed, with the number 1038.<br /> <br /> The list is of a series of letters concerned with the Jacobite Uprising of 1719 (also known as the 'Little Rising') which culminated in the Battle of Glen Shiel.<br /> <br /> Following the unsuccessful Jacobite Rising of 1715, a further attempt to regain the throne was made by the Jacobites in 1719. This became known as the 'Little Rising'. The Jacobite army, assembled by Cameron of Lochiel, the Earl of Seaforth and Lord George Murray, was joined by around 300 Spaniards who arrived in Loch Alsh in April, 1719. The mixed force marched to Glen Shiel and met with the Hanoverian troops on the 10th of June. Although the sides were well matched in size and strength, the Jacobites were defeated and disbanded. The hill above the site of the battle, Sgurr nan Spainteach, commemorates the presence of the Spanish soldiers, as does 'The Bridge of the Spaniards'.