Jacobites: rebels with a cause?

Collection by The National Archives


This board accompanies The National Archives' online resources 'Jacobite rising of 1715: Rebels with a cause?' http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/jacobite-1715/ and 'Jacobite Rising of 1745: A serious threat to the Hanoverians?' http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/jacobite-1745/ . See the faces and places behind the original documents and view some highlights from our collections.

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Document written by someone who was executed for having fought with the Jacobites at Preston.

Not an ‘un-natural rebellion’ - The National Archives

Document written by someone who was executed for having fought with the Jacobites at Preston.

The Prince’s clothes. The waistcoat belonged to Prince Charles Edward Stuart and… Scottish Dress, Scottish Clothing, Scottish Culture, Scottish Clans, Scottish Tartans, Historical Costume, Historical Clothing, Outlander, Bonnie Prince Charlie

The Prince’s clothes - The National Archives

Image of Charles Edward Stuart's clothing

Jacobites, 1745 , painted 1874 by John Pettie (Scottish Scottish Music, Scottish Dress, Scottish Fashion, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Scottish People, Robert Burns, Dragonfly In Amber, Diana Gabaldon, Art Uk

Jacobites, 1745 | Art UK

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Map of Scotland. The National Archives reference WO Architecture Art Design, National Archives, New York Public Library, World War I, Funny Design, Outdoor Travel, Great Britain, Travel Quotes, Outlander

Map of Scotland - The National Archives

Map of Scotland by Herman Moll, 1714.

Circa 1747 portrait of Flora Macdonald (Fionnghal Nighean Raghnaill ’ic Aonghais Òig) by Richard Wilson Oil on canvas. x Flora Macdonald was a Jacobite heroine, who helped Prince Charles Edward Stuart to escape after the Battle of Culloden. Scottish Costume, Scottish Dress, Scottish Clothing, Scottish Fashion, The Duchess Of Devonshire, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Clan Macdonald, Richard Wilson, Mcdonald
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 Flora MacDonald’s statement on the escape of Charles Edward Stuart from South Uist to Skye. The National Archives reference SP

Flora MacDonald helps Bonnie Prince Charlie - The National Archives

Flora MacDonald’s detailed statement on Charles Edward Stuart's escape to Skye.

Beheading of the rebel lords on great tower hill - Battle of Culloden - A contemporary engraving depicting the executions of Kilmarnock and Balmerino at Great Tower Hill, on 18 August 1746 Cromarty, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Scotland History, Memorial Stones, Tower Of London, Freedom Fighters, Old London, Gravure, Countries Of The World
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Beheading of the rebel lords on great tower hill.

A wineglass decorated with a white rose and two buds. The white rose refers to the James VIII, exiled Stuart monarch and the two buds are his sons Charles and Henry. The glass would have been used to toast the health of the ‘King across the water’. Glass Museum, National Archives, Hurricane Glass, White Roses, Wine Glass, Scotland, Sons, Symbols, Google Search

Jacobite wine glass - The National Archives

Image of a Jacobite wine glass.

Extracts from a 1716 pamphlet written by Richard Gascoigne to the sheriffs of London saying the evidence presented at his trial was false. James Francis, National Archives, Outlander, Scotland, English, London, Writing, History, Printed
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Jacobite speaks out - The National Archives

Extracts from a 1716 pamphlet written by Richard Gascoigne to the sheriffs of London saying the evidence presented at his trial was false.

Gaspar Schott’s engraving of Otto von Guericke’s “Magdeburg hemispheres” experiment Illustrations, Illustration Art, Nature Abhors A Vacuum, Otto Von Guericke, Pneumatic Tube, Bonnie Prince Charlie, White Horses, Old Master, Artist Names
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Battle that changed Scotland: Culloden historian Trevor Royle. Battle that changed Scotland: Culloden historian… Era Georgiana, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Clash On, Dragonfly In Amber, Scottish Clans, Scottish Gaelic, Scottish Highlands, Highlanders, Crazy Socks

The Jacobite Rebellions

An educational multimedia resource for teaching the Jacobite Rebellions using an interactive whiteboard and iPad

Portrait of Prince Charles Edward Stuart Eldest Son of Prince James Francis Edward Stuart by William Mosman (Scottish Prince Charles, Charles Edward, Diana Gabaldon, Gabaldon Outlander, Costumes Outlander, Adele, Scottish Dress, Scottish Fashion, Bonnie Prince Charlie


Petition from Countess Dowager of Hume to King George I for the pardon of her younger son, Jacobite Rebellion in Preston, Lancashire. argues that he is not responsible for his own actions and has limited The National Archives reference: SP King George I, Preston Lancashire, National Archives, British Isles, 50 Shades, Family History, Outlander, Genealogy, Script

Asking George I for a pardon - The National Archives

1716 petition asking George I for a pardon.

This is an interactive game about the Jacobite Rebellions, my students loved it and it taught them about the hard decisions of the time Hard Decisions, Dragonfly In Amber, National Archives, Classroom Displays, World History, Outlander, Bbc, Scotland, Students

Around Scotland - Jacobites

BBC Scotland Learning website looking at the 1745 Jacobite Rising, aimed at Primary age children.

Jean-Étienne Liotard, Prince Charles Edward Stuart, Принц Карл Эдуард Стюарт, 1737 oil on canvas Scottish National Gallery - National Galleries of Scotland (United Kingdom - Edinburgh) Prince Charles, Charles Edward, Bonnie Prince, Adele, Outlander, House Of Stuart, James Francis, Art Through The Ages, Dibujo
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- March of the King's forces and cannon to Perth Edinburgh Castle, Highlanders, Picture Show, Perth, Cannon, Troops, Celtic, Vintage World Maps, Battle
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Jacobite prints and broadsides