The Battle of Killiecrankie was fought - On this day in history


27 July 2020
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The Battle of Killiecrankie was fought on 27 July 1689.

Jacobite forces defeated troops of the Scottish government army at the Battle of Killiecrankie on 27 July 1689, despite the loss of their leader Viscount Dundee during the fighting. The battle, which took place close to Pitlochry, pitched supporters of King James VII against the troops of King William of Orange who had been invited to rule by the parliament of the day.

Although the Jacobites claimed victory in this first uprising, the loss of their leader Viscount Dundee caused a loss of morale and they went on to be defeated at the Battle of Dunkeld.

For more on the battle, visit Soldiers of Killiecrankie.