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The Jacobite Invasion of 1745 in the North West

The last armed invasion of England began in the autumn of 1745 when the Jacobites marched through the northern counties. The march continued south in November, with a return north the next month, marked by the 'Battle of Clifton Moor'; and the siege of Carlisle. Inevitably, the failed invasion was followed by a bloody aftermath in succeeding months. This volume is the first in-depth study of the invasion from a North-West perspective, and it places the people of the region at centre stage. Their responses to the invasion ranged from flight, acquiescence or resistance, to active support for the invaders. The book will appeal to all those interested in the history of the eighteenth century, of Jacobitism, and of North-West England.

  • Softback
  • Full Colour Cover
  • ISBN: 1-86220-179---X
  • 43 Black and White illustrations plus 5 maps
  • 144 Pages

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Published by Centre for North-West Regional Studies, Lancaster University

About the Author
The author, Jonathan Oates, has been interested in the Jacobite rebellions since his schooldays. His PhD (Reading, 2001) was a survey of responses in the North East to the rebellions of 1715 and 1745, and since then he has had over 20 articles published on this subject, three of which have won prizes.

Extract from Chapter 1

Charles Edward Stuart arrived in Scotland in July 1745 and raised a small army of Highlanders They took Edinburgh, defeated an equally miniscule regular army under Sir John Cope at Prestonpans on 21 September, and, it was feared, would march southwards into England

Carlisle Castle, 1745

On 4 December the Jacobite army reached Derby. There was discussion on the following day whether to march to London or retreat. Charles was adamant about the necessity to advance, others disagreed, pointing to the lack of any substantial English support

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King George II

King George II

Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle

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