The History of Leith

January 2, 2012

Battle of Killiecrankie

The Battle of Killiecrankie (Scottish Gaelic – Cath Raon Ruairidh) was fought between Highland Scottish clans supporting King James VII of Scotland (also known as James II of England) and troops supporting King William of Orange on 27 July 1689, during the first Jacobite uprising. Although it was a stunning victory for the Jacobites, it had little overall effect on the outcome of the war and left their leader dead. Their forces were scattered at the Battle of Dunkeld the next month. for more click here

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