Jacobites


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Jacobites

Supporters of the Stuart pretenders to the British crown. They mounted unsuccessful rebellions in 1715 and 1745.
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And, indeed, I have the comfort to think there will be but little danger; for a popish priest told me the other day the business would soon be over, and he believed without a battle." "A popish priest!" cries Jones, "I have heard is not always to be believed when he speaks in behalf of his religion." "Yes, but so far," answered the other, "from speaking in behalf of his religion, he assured me the Catholicks did not expect to be any gainers by the change; for that Prince Charles was as good a Protestant as any in England; and that nothing but regard to right made him and the rest of the popish party to be Jacobites."--"I believe him to be as much a Protestant as I believe he hath any right," says Jones; "and I make no doubt of our success, but not without a battle.
HOW HE WAS KIDNAPPED AND CAST AWAY; HIS SUFFERINGS IN A DESERT ISLE; HIS JOURNEY IN THE WILD HIGHLANDS; HIS ACQUAINTANCE WITH ALAN BRECK STEWART AND OTHER NOTORIOUS HIGHLAND JACOBITES; WITH ALL THAT HE SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF HIS UNCLE, EBENEZER BALFOUR OF SHAWS, FALSELY SO CALLED
He threw himself into the struggle of party, first as a Whig, then as a Tory; but as a friend said of him later, "He was neither Whig nor Tory, neither Jacobite nor Republican.
It is true that his nature was extremely conservative; that after a brief period of youthful free thinking he was fanatically loyal to the national Church and to the king (though theoretically he was a Jacobite, a supporter of the supplanted Stuarts as against the reigning House of Hanover); and that in conversation he was likely to roar down or scowl down all innovators and their defenders or silence them with such observations as, 'Sir, I perceive you are a vile Whig.' At worst it was not quite certain that he would not knock them down physically.
If a man like your brother likes to go into Parliament as a yeoman or a gentleman or a Jacobite or an Ancient Briton, I should say it would be a jolly good thing."
Meanwhile the organisers of a successful two-day pageant created around the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans (known as Gladsmuir to the Jacobites) are also planning to some day create just such a centre to commemorate the first major battle of the 1745 Rising.
Visitors met costumed characters in encampments and heard the stories of the Jacobites, as well as those who were involved in the construction of the fortress.
It's named in honour of Spanish troops who fought alongside Jacobites against the British Army at the Battle of Glen Sheil - the culmination, and only battle, of the 1719 Uprising.
Artefacts include coehorn mortar shells and a musket ball fired by government forces at the Jacobites.
The Syrian Orthodox Church has two factions -- the Orthodox, which forms the majority and has its headquarters in Kottayam, and the Jacobites, who consider the Patriarch of Antioch, based in Beirut, as their supreme leader.
"Both kings, James and William, have left Ireland by this stage and their commanders engaged in what they hope for the Jacobites is victory, so they can prolong the war and for the Williamites they want that knock-out blow."
After the Jacobite cause was lost there was a great scrambling of people to proclaim their allegiance to the Hanoverian State, as the estates of prominent Jacobites like Bannockburn House were forfeited.