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battle of Preston


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1715.

The Jacobite rising in Northumberland was under the command of Thomas Forster, member of Parliament for the county. He occupied Holy Island for one day, failed to take Newcastle, and then made for Lancashire, where they hoped to find support. At Preston they were bottled up by Hanoverian forces led by Carpenter and Wills, and capitulated on 14 November.

Subjects: British History.


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