The Battle of Glen Shiel - On this day in history


10 June 2016
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The Battle of Glen Shiel in Scotland’s West Highlands took place o 10 June 1719

On 10 June 1719, British Government troops and an alliance of Scottish Jacobites and Spanish marines clash at the Battle of Glen Shiel in Scotland’s West Highlands. The ‘Little Rising’ is intended as a diversionary tactic while the Spanish under Philip V of Spain attacks England, in a bid to restore a Stuart king to the throne. However, the Spanish invasion of England is thwarted by storms at sea and Government forces are victorious at Glen Shiel. The battle proves to be the last close engagement of British and foreign troops in Great Britain.

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