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  • 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

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The Battle of Prestonpans, 1745

The Battle of Prestonpans, 1745
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Jacobite Risings

The Jacobites sought to restore the House of Stuart to the British throne. Staging rebellions in Scotland in 1715, 1719 and 1745, they attempted to overthrow the ruling Hanoverian Royal Family.

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Other ranks' glengarry badge, 94th Regiment of Foot, c1874

94th Regiment of Foot

This regiment became part of the British Army in 1794, but its history dates all the way back to the 16th century. It existed until the 1881 reforms, when it was amalgamated into The Connaught Rangers.

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Battle of Prestonpans, 1745

Jacobite Risings

The Jacobites, supporters of King James II and his descendants, sought to restore the House of Stuart to the British throne. In 1715, 1719 and 1745 they tried to overthrow the ruling Hanoverian Royal Family.

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The Battle of Culloden, 1746

Battle of Culloden

The Battle of Culloden, the climax of the Jacobite Rising of 1745, was fought near Inverness on 16 April 1746. It finally settled a contest for the British monarchy that had lasted almost 60 years.

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Lord John Hopetoun, Royal Company of Archers, in 1822

The Royal Company of Archers

Born in the 17th century, this organisation fell under government suspicion and was suspected as being subversive. Despite this, it later evolved into a Royal Bodyguard.

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Other ranks’ cap badge of The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), c1902

The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

The Black Watch can trace its origins back to the early 18th century. It went on to fight in nearly all the British Army's campaigns and is now part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

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Other ranks’ glengarry badge, The Highland Light Infantry, c1900

The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)

The Highland Light Infantry was a Scottish regiment formed in 1881. As the county regiment of Lanarkshire, it recruited primarily in Glasgow.

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