22/12/2018
Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

James Francis Stewart landed on Scottish soil to begin a Jacobite uprising

aa7b0976-a43a-496d-80ee-ef5d0a14bb88

On 22 December 1715, Prince James Francis Stewart landed on Scottish soil after a journey from France, to join a Jacobite uprising led by the Earl of Mar.

Stewart, who was the son of the deposed James VII of Scotland, was forced to flee Scotland once again when the uprising failed and spent the rest of his life travelling around Europe. After James's death, his son, Prince Charles Edward Stewart (Bonnie Prince Charlie), continued with the family’s claim to the throne.

QUICK LINK: Bonnie Prince Charlie - exploring the myths

Back to "Scottish Kings and Queens" Category

22/12/2018 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

James Stewart Earl of Moray was assassinated - On this day in history

James Stewart, Earl of Moray, regent for James VI, was assassinated by a firearm on 23 January 1570. ...


Margaret of Denmark: an enigmatic queen - exclusive free read from History Scotland

Dr Amy Hayes explores the life of Margaret of Denmark, wife of James III, mother of James IV and possibly the ...


Scottish MP Joseph Hume was born - On this day in history

Scottish MP Joseph Hume, who founded the memorial to the Scottish Political Martyrs in Edinburgh, was born on ...


Scottish theologian George Gillespie was born - On this day in history

Church leader George Gillespie was born on 21 January 1613 in Kirkcaldy.


Other Articles

Inventor and engineer James Watt was born - On this day in history

James Watt, inventor of the condensor, which helped make the Industrial Revolution possible, was born on 19 ...


Sir John Pringle died - On this day in Scottish history

Sir John Pringle, President of the Royal Society and physician to King George III, died on 18 January 1782. ...


The Duddingston Curling Society was founded - On this day in history

On 17 January 1795, the Duddingston Curling Society became the first formally organised curling club in the ...


Restored Mary Queen of Scots statue to take pride of place in Linlithgow in time for Month of MQS

A much-loved statue of Mary Queen of Scots has been restored and will be on display at Linlithgow Museum, as ...