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The Jacobite rising of 1719

Engraving of Charles Edward Stuart as prince. Three quarter length with tied wig, plain tie, armour, order on ribbon, sash over left shoulder and mantle over right. Standing with left hand on hip and with right resting on a helmet, holding a baton. With c

[Charles Edward Stuart] ©

In 1719, George I faced another Jacobite rising. The Stuarts were encouraged by Spain, which sought to weaken British influence in the Mediterranean. Jacobite troops were sent from Spain, but storms prevented many ships from landing and only a small Spanish force was able to meet with Jacobite troops in Scotland, led by (among others) Lord George Murray and Rob Roy.