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Jacobite Rebellion '15

Following the arrival from Hanover of George I in 1714, Tory Jacobites in England conspired to organise armed rebellion against the new Hanoverian government, but were to prove indecisive and frightened by government arrests of their leaders. In Scotland resentment about the Act of Union of 1707 lingered on, and 1715 saw what is often referred to as the First Jacobite Rising


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