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Battle of Glen Shiel


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The Battle of Glen Shiel 1719


Battle of Glenshiel 1719


Battle of Glen Shiel


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The Battle of Glen Shiel was a battle in Glen Shiel, in the West Highlands of Scotland on 10 June 1719, between British Government troops and an alliance of Jacobites and Spanish, resulting in a victory for the Government forces. It was part of the Jacobite rising of 1719. It was the last close engagement of British and foreign troops in Great Britain. The Jacobite Scots were aiming to restore the exiled House of Stuart to the throne of the United Kingdom and were supported by Spanish soldiers as Spain was then at war with the United Kingdom of Great Britain. The battlefield has been included in the Inventory of Historic Battlefields in Scotland and is protected by Historic Scotland under the Historic Environment (Amendment) Act 2011.
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