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Jacobite Rebellion Jacobite Cavalry 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Red Box 72141

Theme: Military

Era : 1501-1799

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Figures

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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The Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 was raised in Scotland by the "young pretender" Charles Edward Stuart in the hope of seizing the throne of Great Britain, which was ruled by King George II. The father of the "young pretender" James III at the end of 1743 endowed his son with the status of prince regent so that he fully represented the dynasty. The Stewarts tried to return to the British throne at a time when the main forces of the British army were involved in the War of the Austrian Succession. It was the penultimate (one more to be made during the Seven Years' War) serious attempt by the House of Stuart, expelled from Britain, to regain the throne. The uprising was also marked by the last major (general) battle in history on the territory of the island of Great Britain - the battle of Culloden, which took place in 1746. The uprising ended with the defeat of the Jacobites.
The Glorious Revolution of 1688 replaced James II with his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband William, who ruled as joint monarchs of England, Ireland and Scotland. Neither Mary, who died in 1694, nor her sister Anne had any surviving children, leaving their Catholic half-brother James Francis Edward as the closest natural heir. The Act of Succession of 1701 excluded Catholics from the succession, and when Anne became queen in 1702, her distant relative but Protestant Elector Sophia of Hanover became her heir. Sophia died in June 1714, and when Anne died two months later, Sophia's son George I became King of Great Britain.