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TITLE
James Radcliffe, Earl of Derwentwater
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_126_P346
DATE OF IMAGE
1839
PERIOD
1700s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30901
KEYWORDS
Jacobites
Earl of Derwentwater
peers
Stuarts
battles
rebellions
nobility
Old Pretender
executions
punishment
James Radcliffe, Earl of Derwentwater

James Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater (1689-1716) was the eldest son of Deward Radcliffe and Lady Mary Tudor, the illegitimate daughter of Charles II.
James Radcliffe spent much of his youth at the exiled court of James Francis Edward Stuart in France. He was a strong supporter of the Stuart's claim to the British throne. He joined the 1715 Jacobite Rising but was taken prisoner at Preston. He was found guilty of treason and was executed.

He was one of only two Peers to be executed as a result of the 1715 Rising.

This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans' by James Browne

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James Radcliffe, Earl of Derwentwater

1700s

Jacobites; Earl of Derwentwater; peers; Stuarts; battles; rebellions; nobility; Old Pretender; executions; punishment

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

James Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater (1689-1716) was the eldest son of Deward Radcliffe and Lady Mary Tudor, the illegitimate daughter of Charles II.<br /> James Radcliffe spent much of his youth at the exiled court of James Francis Edward Stuart in France. He was a strong supporter of the Stuart's claim to the British throne. He joined the 1715 Jacobite Rising but was taken prisoner at Preston. He was found guilty of treason and was executed. <br /> <br /> He was one of only two Peers to be executed as a result of the 1715 Rising.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans' by James Browne