Scottish History: The Jacobites

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Scottish History: The Jacobites

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The focus of enduring romanticism and myth, the Jacobites-supporters of the senior line of the Stuart dynasty against William of Orange and his successors?remain an intriguing subject. This module will explore the nature of Jacobite support, as well as its impact on wider British history.Themes covered include: opposition to the monarchy during the seventeenth century; the reign of James VII and the 'Glorious Revolution'; the first Jacobite rising; the massacre of Glencoe; the Jacobite wars in Ireland; the parliamentary union of 1707; the Jacobite risings of 1715 and 1745; and the European context of Jacobitism.

    Excursion(s):This module will include a field trip to Killiecrankie, a key site during the first Jacobite rebellion of 1689 in support of King James VII, and to nearby Sherrifmuir, the site of the famous battle of 1715.

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