The Jacobites Rise Up.

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Date: 23 Sep 2019 [unknown]
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In The Beginning

Jacobitism, a political movement in Great Britain and Ireland, in support of, and whose aim was, to restore the House of Stuart and James VII of Scotland and II of England, back to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland after he was deposed in 1688. The name Jacobite comes from Jacobus, Latin for James.

The Jacobite Rebellions were the culmination of many years of conflict which first began with the English Civil War in 1639, in England, between the Roundheads or Parliamentarians, supporters of the Parliament of England, and the Cavaliers or Royalists, supporters of absolute Monarchy and Charles I of England.

James Stuart , was the second son of Charles I, King of England, Scotland and Wales and Henrietta Maria of France. James, a Catholic, inherited the thrones of the three Kingdoms, on the death of his elder brother Charles in 1685.

The English Protestants were the first to led to a revolt, known as the Rye House Plot, with the attempted assassination of King Charles, James's brother in 1683.

James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, the eldest illegitimate son of Charles II, believed that he was the rightful heir, so, led an army from France in an attempt to overthrow James II in 1685, known as the Monmouth Rebellion. At the same time, there was a revolt in Scotland, known as Argyll's Rising, in support of James Scott, led by Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll.

Then follows, several smaller skirmishes, seige's, wars and invasions, including the Williamite War in 1688, in support of, Prince William of Orange, and a French Invasion in 1708, in support of James II of England, before, during and after, the Risings of 1689, 1715, 1719, finally ending, with the Rising of '45'.

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Citation:Wikipedia contributors, "Jacobitism," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jacobitism&oldid=917010148 (accessed September 23, 2019).

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Hi. I didn’t see this before making this page: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Jacobite_Risings_in_Scotland

It’s still needs work. I wonder if we want to merge this or keep them separate and just reference each one.