Sheriffmuir


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Sheriffmuir

(shĕr`ĭfmyo͝or'), battlefield in Stirling, central Scotland, near Dunblane. It was the scene, Nov. 13, 1715, of an indecisive battle between the JacobitesJacobites
, adherents of the exiled branch of the house of Stuart who sought to restore James II and his descendants to the English and Scottish thrones after the Glorious Revolution of 1688. They take their name from the Latin form (Jacobus) of the name James.
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 under John Erskine, 6th earl of Mar, and George I's forces under John Campbell, 2d duke of Argyll.
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DUNBLANE NEW LADIES Sheriffmuir Inn Trophy (July 30): Cecilia Kenny won Division 1 going out in 40 coming back in 42 with 10 pars beating Amy Thomson by four shots.
"One of the most important D-Day sites in Scotland is the Atlantic Wall replica in Sheriffmuir, on the moors just above Dunblane," said Tony.
In 1716, Jacobite soldiers burnt the village to the ground after the Battle of Sheriffmuir but the pub was rebuilt and the current custodians are doing everything to ensure its legacy - from a great atmosphere to tasty grub.
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Wodrow, alongside other authors such as Patrick Walker (1666-1745), commemorated protestant martyrs at a time when the Jacobite threat was a real one: in between starting The History of the Sufferings in 1705, and its publication in the early 1720s, a French-sponsored invasion in 1708 had been foiled, Mar's rebellion in 1715 had ended in defeat at Sheriffmuir, and Spanish forces who had landed in 1719 met a similar fate at the Battle of Glen Shiel.
Frequent commentaries on the rebellion, as well as the Earl of Mar; account of operations at Preston; Earl of Mar and Loudoun in the Battle of Sheriffmuir; Mar's army seriously depleted in recruits, arms and munitions.
The seven places include the Atlantic Wall on Sheriffmuir Road, Leighton Library, a golden postbox on High Street, Queen Victoria's Horseshoe and Doune Castle.
It was only in the 18th century that George I decided to honour the regiment's service at Sheriffmuir, and so the Queen's became the King's Regiment of Foot.
Bannockburn, where Robert the Bruce defeated Edward II in 1314, is a couple of well-aimed crossbow shots away, and the Battle of Sheriffmuir exactly 400 years later saw the First Jacobite Rising quelled.
8: The Battle of Sheriffmuir was a major but inconclusive encounter in which war?
SITES of historic battles such as Bannockburn, Culloden and Sheriffmuir are to be given protection.