The Jacobite Rebellions (1689-1746)
The following is from The Jacobite Rebellions (1689-1746) by
J. Pringle Thomson, M.A.:
Within the compass of 120 pages it was impossible for me to
cover every event in this period. The "Forty-Five" itself would have provided
enough material to fill a volume of double the size. I have therefore
concentrated on the four events which seemed to me most important--namely, the
Darien scheme, the Union of the Crowns, and the risings of 1715 and 1745. For
the rest, I have endeavoured to illustrate, however briefly, the religious,
social, and industrial activities of the time. As in my previous volume, I have
drawn freely on the invaluable publications of the Scottish Historical Society,
and my thanks are also due to Mr. William Cowan for permission to print the
extract which appears on p. 29.
J. P. T.
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