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‘To Restore our Rightful Sovereign’: Jacobitism and the State, 1689-1746

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Derek John Patrick - Speaker

Jacobitism is one of the most popular but least understood areas of Scottish history. The image of tartan clad Highland patriots fighting for Scotland’s independence still predominate in popular accounts of what was a serious threat to the establishment. Jacobitism was in many respects a national (British) if not international movement. This course will consider its origins, key figures and events from both the Jacobite and government perspective using a range of contemporary sources, secondary works and film.

Week 1: Jacobitism and Scotland
Week 2: Killiecrankie, 27 July 1689
Week 3: ‘To retrieve the unhappy consequences of the Union’: The ‘15 Rising
Week 4: ‘The blazing Flames of Martyrs’: Hanoverian Loyalism, c.1714-16
Week 5: ‘They fled in utmost disorder’: Sheriffmuir, 13 November 1715
Week 6: The ‘45
Week 7: ‘For Scotland and Prince Charlie’: Culloden, 16 April 1746
Week 8: ‘Chasing the Deer’: The ’45 and Film
23 Oct 201911 Dec 2020

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