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

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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.

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