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1719 Jacobite Rebellion


1719 - 1719

The 'Little Rising', saw a force of 300 Spanish soldiers land at Lochalsh and combine with less than a thousand Highlanders, under George Keith, the 10th Earl Marischal (c.1693 - 1778), William Mackenzie, the 5th Earl of Seaforth (d.1740), Lord George Murray (1694 - 1760) and John Cameron of Lochiel (d.1748). The plan had been hatched by King Philip of Spain and Italian Cardinal Alberoni as a diversion to help in the campaign to restore Spanish power and territories ceded to the British following the Treaty of Utrecht. The Spanish force should have been much larger, but much of it had been destroyed by a storm. Added to this Highlanders did not join the Jacobites in the expected numbers, However, the Jacobites made their base at Eilean Donan Castle and intended to capture Inverness. Unfortunately, Hanoverian ships shelled the castle and the only battle was at Glen Shiel, when the Jacobites were defeated by a Government army led by General Joseph Wightman.


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