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National Army Museum
  • 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

War of the British Succession

The Battle of the Boyne, 12 July 1690

The Battle of the Boyne, 12 July 1690
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Nine Years War

Between 1689 and 1697, British soldiers joined a European alliance against French expansionism. At the same time, extensive fighting took place in Scotland and Ireland between the supporters of King William III and the deposed James II.

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The Battle of the Boyne, 1690

Nine Years War

Between 1689 and 1697, British soldiers joined a European alliance against French expansionism. At the same time, extensive fighting took place in Scotland and Ireland between the supporters of King William III and the deposed James II.

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King James II, c1685

The Glorious Revolution

The Army played an important role in the downfall of King James II and his replacement by William of Orange in 1688. This ‘Glorious Revolution’ restricted royal power and had a profound impact on the long-term future of the British Army.

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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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Princess Elizabeth fixing an engine, 1945

The Sovereign's soldiers

Whether participating in ceremonial events, visiting troops, operating as regimental figureheads or on active service themselves, the Royal Family provides a constant and visible link between the Sovereign and her soldiers.

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