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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In 2010 Scottish ministers granted consent for the Beauly to Denny 400kv transmission line, part of which passes through the Stirling Council area, from north of Kinbuck over Sheriffmuir and the scarp at Blairlogie Kirk, then running east of Stirling, skirting Fallin, Cowie and Plean, to Glenside.
The historic landscape of Sheriffmuir, near Dunblane, where Jacobites fought British government forces in 1715, will be changed, say opponents of the proposal.
The accident happened on December 3, 2014, on Sheriffmuir road near Dunblane, Perthshire, close to where Peter lived.
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.
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.
She had two horses and one of those, Sheriffmuir, demonstrated her capabilities, winning five times before finishing second in valuable handicap hurdles at Aintree, Ayr and Haydock in the spring of 1997.
But Mar was the inept and unsteady `Bobbing John', who had rallied the Jacobites at Braemar on September 6th, and would seal their fate at Sheriffmuir, only three weeks alter signing this document.
The master of Fitzroy House partners his hack Sheriffmuir in the Barclays Handicap Hurdle on his first race-ride for about 14 years.