The ‘Jacobites’ were supporters of the Stuart dynasty, taking their name from the Latin for James – Jacobus.


In 1688, in what became known as ‘The Glorious Revolution’, William of Orange led a successful invasion of England and replaced King James II (and VII).


After the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692 and the Union of Parliament in 1707, the Jacobite cause gathered momentum and became a magnet for anyone dissatisfied with the government.

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