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  Battle of Dunkeld - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Dunkeld was fought between Highland clans supporting King James VII of Scotland and a government regiment of covenanters supporting William of Orange, in the streets around Dunkeld Cathedral, Dunkeld, Scotland, on August 21, 1689, and formed part of the first Jacobite rising.
Following the death of Viscount Dundee in the Jacobite victory at the Battle of Killiecrankie the Highlanders were led on the field of battle by Colonel Cannon.
The battle was brought to an end by a group of Cameronians charging the Jacobite defenses and setting them alight.
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 Battle of Killiecrankie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Killiecrankie was fought chiefly between highland Scottish clans supporting James II and VII and government troops (mostly lowland Scots, often incorrectly labeled "English") supporting William of Orange on July 27, 1689, during the Glorious Revolution.
Although it was a stunning victory for the Jacobites, it had little overall effect on the outcome of the war and with their leader dead, their forces were scattered at the Battle of Dunkeld the next month.
Mackay's forces, realizing the battle was on, stepped up their rate of fire.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Killiecrankie   (1030 words)

 HUGH MACKAY - LoveToKnow Article on HUGH MACKAY
In the battle of Killiecrankie Mackay was severely defeated, but Dundee was killed, and the English commander, displaying unexpected energy, subdued the Highlands in one summer.
At the great battle of Steinkirk Mackays division bore the brunt of the day unsupported and the general himself was killed.
Mackay was the inventor of the ring bayonet which soon came into general use, the idea of this being suggested to him by the failure of the plug-bayonet to stop the rush of the Highlanders at Killiecrankie.
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 Scottish Battles of Perthshire Scotland
Battle of Methven : 1306 - Robert I (Robert the Bruce) was defeated at Methven shortly after his coronation at Scone by the Earl of Pembroke in the early stages of his long campaign to have himself recognised as rightful king of Scotland and to ensure full and lasting Scottish independence.
Battle of Dupplin : 12 August 1332 - South west of Perth, Edward Balliol and the 'disinherited Barons' with a force of only 3500 surprised and routed an army of 30000 under Regent Mar. 13000 of Mar's men are said to have been killed.
Battle of Killiecrankie : 27th July 1689 - During the first Jacobite uprising against the appointment of William of Orange as King of both Scotland and England, General Hugh Mackay attempted to move a column of 4000 Government / Williamite infantry through the Pass of Killiecrankie to occupy Blair Castle.
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 History of Killiecrankie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Pass of Killiecrankie is a deep river gorge formed by the River Garry cutting its way through the surrounding granite hills.
At the ensuing Battle of Killiecrankie on the 27th July 1689, the loyalist Jacobites routed William's Protestant army but Bonnie Dundee was killed that day and his remaining army was subsequently defeated at Dunkeld one month later.
At the end of the battle, one of William's soldiers, Donald McBean, fled for his life and leapt the 18 feet across the rocks to the other side of the River Garry to escape the pursuing Highlands.
www.killiecrankiehotel.co.uk /history.htm   (275 words)

 Education World® - *History : Military History : Medieval : General Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Battle of Falkirk Essay on the war in 1298 between Scotland and England, which culminated in the execution of William Wallace.
Battle of Largs 1263 In which Kintyre and the Western Isles are wrested from Norwegian control and returned to the Scots.
Battle of Otterburn, 1388 Tactical analysis and chronology of the battle between the forces of Black Douglass and those of Sir Henry Hotspur Percy.
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 Tour Killiecrankie on a small group Tour of Scotland
Tour Killiecrankie, in Perthshire, one of the famous names of Scotland, renowned both for its history and its scenery.
The Pass of Killiecrankie lies three miles north of Pitlochry, and for a mile threads the deep, steep, thickly-wooded gorge of the Garry, between a spur of Ben Vrackie (2757 feet) and Tenandry Hill, with the village at the north end.
About a mile beyond the Pass, to the north, was fought in 1689 the famous battle, between the forces of William of Orange, newly brought to the throne, and the unseated and exiled James VII and II.
www.visitkilliecrankie.com   (506 words)

 BBC - History - The Battle of Killiecrankie 1689   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In the Glorious Revolution, the Scottish Parliament announced that the Roman Catholic King James VII had forfeited his throne and that his daughter, Mary and her husband William of Orange, who were both Protestant, would replace him.
They also finally settled the religious arguments in Scotland by declaring that the Church of Scotland was Presbyterian and that the monarch had no power over it.
Supporters of King James, known as Jacobites ("Jacobus" is Latin for James) attempted to start a war to restore him to the throne, famously overpowering the Williamite forces at the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/timelines/scotland/battle_killiecrankie.shtml   (136 words)

 The National Trust for Scotland | Education Website | Teachers resources
The Pass of Killiecrankie, Coille Creitheannich - the Aspen Wood, through which the River Garry flows, is a fragment of the ancient Scottish mixed woodland.
The Jacobites won the battle but their General, Dundee was killed and their efforts to put King James back on the throne failed.
And so, though they had won the battle, the Jacobites were already on their way to losing the rebellion.
www.ntseducation.org.uk /teachers/killiecrankie.html   (2103 words)

 Battle of Killiecrankie
There were, it is true, many men in Mackay's army to whom the dangers of the battle field were familiar, and in whose minds such reflections would doubtless find no place, but the great majority of his troops consisted of newly raised levies, who had never before seen the face of an enemy.
It was in fact solely to this thirst for spoil that Mackay and the few of his men who escaped owed their safety, for had the Highlanders continued the pursuit, it is very probable that not a single individual of Mackay's army would have been left alive to relate their sad disaster.
If the importance of a victory is to be reckoned by the comparative numbers of the slain, and the brilliant achievements of the victors, the battle of Killiecrankie may well stand high in the list of military exploits.
www.electricscotland.com /history/killiecrankie.htm   (3318 words)

 SBS Television - What's on   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Battle of Bannockburn proves to be an enthralling investigation for Tony and Neil; they sift through the historical accounts, walk the ground, and argue the hunt for clues in an attempt to locate the battlefield where Scotland’s most famous battle was fought.
This historic battle was fought on the 23rd October, 1642, and began the ferocious Civil War between King Charles I and his Parliament.
During their work into the battle Tony and Neil conduct a ballistic experiment on 17th Century muskets and come up with results that will have an impact on how battlefield archaeology is conducted in the future.
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 Killiecrankie, Battle of
In British history, during the first Jacobite uprising, defeat on 27 July 1689 of General Mackay (for William of Orange) by John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee, a supporter of James II, at Killiecrankie, Scotland.
The battle was for control of the strategically important Blair Castle in Perthshire.
Claverhouse's army, which was inferior in numbers, was stationed along the Pass of Killiecrankie.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0033932.html   (323 words)

 Scotland Killiecrankie
The Pass of Killiecrankie is where the River Garry flows through a stunning wooded gorge, forming part of the natural corridor linking the Scottish Highland and Lowlands.
Dundee, being no fool, knew he had to engage in battle in the Pass of Killiecrankie where, though short of troops he had the advantage of forcing the battle in very difficult terrain.
That battle was won by the Jacobites but due to the death of Dundee, further smaller battles around this time were lost and it was to be the best part of a quarter of a century before enough Jacobite support was raised for a more serious rebellion.
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 Ghost Finders - Paranormal Investigations, Ghost, Hunting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The battle of killiecrankie took place between the Jacobites and the forces of William III under the command of General Hugh Mackay.
The battle of Nechtanesmere was fought in the 7th century between the Northumbrians and the Picts.
As she walked, she spotted a torch light in the distance and the closer that she got to the light she started to make out figures standing around in ancient garb – brown tunics and leggings – the figures, oblivious to her presence, were walking around amongst the fallen bodies of their comrades.
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 Scotsman.com News - Scotland - First grenade found at Killiecrankie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A three-inch fragment of corroded iron is all that remains of a hand grenade thrown by government soldiers at the Jacobite ranks during the 1689 engagement near Pitlochry.
The Battle of Killiecrankie was one of the bloodiest battles of its era.
MacKay’s diary of the battle recorded that his redcoats were able to fire only two rounds from their muskets before being overwhelmed by the charging Highlanders.
news.scotsman.com /scotland.cfm?id=209562004   (752 words)

 Skyelander's COMPLETE Scottish History Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Battle of Alnwick - King Malcolm III or Canmore is killed during battle on the 13 November.
Battle of Falkirk(I), William Wallace and his army of 12,000 are defeated by Edward I of England and his army of 2,500 Heavy horse and about 20,000 foot.
At the Battle of Solway Moss, the Scots are routed.
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 The Battle of Killiecrankie
The men of Lochaber's charge made it through to the enemy line, where Mackay's foot were "swept away by the furious onset of the Camerons." Of the 240 reported Cameron men who took the field at Killiecrankie, one half perished in the battle, mainly from the flanking fire by Levin's battalion.
Unfortunately, Dundee fell at the close of the battle, mortally wounded by a shot about two handbreadths within his armor, on the lower part of his left side.
One hundred and fifty years later poets were still telling the tale of that great victory in the Pass of Killiecrankie.
www.clan-cameron.org /battles/1689.html   (1162 words)

 Battle of Killiecrankie 1689 - ScotWars
Imitating the example, and inheriting the enthusiasm of his great predecessor Montrose, he invoked the loyalty of the clans to assist him in the struggle for legitimacy,-and he did not appeal to them in vain.
In the meantime the Convention, terrified at their danger, and dreading a Highland inroad, had despatched Mackay, a military officer of great experience, with a considerable body of troops, to quell the threatened insurrection.
The lower part of the Pass is a stupendous mountain-chasm, scooped out by the waters of the Garry, which here descend in a succession of roaring cataracts and pools.
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 Edinburgh to Inverness via Ladybank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
On the 27th July, 1689 Jacobite supporters of the exiled catholic King James VII led by John Graham of Claverhouse, 'Bonnie Dundee', fought the Battle of Killiecrankie against the government troops of the protestant King William of Orange commanded by General Hugh Mackay.
Near the north wall of the church is a curious stone recording the fact that the 'Bones of three men were found under the earthern floor of the old cellar in Blair Castle, in February 1869'.
The clan fought for the Stuart king at Killiecrankie in 1689 and in the 1715 and '45 rebellions.
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 The Headless Horseman - Your Online Ghost Guide!
The battle of Edgehill took place on 24th October 1642, and was the first major battle of the English Civil War.
The Saxons confronted the Norman invaders at the battle of Hastings.
Reports of strange paranormal happenings in the area are common place one lady saw a replay of the battle and the aftermath, in which a young highland women picked over the corpses of the slain for valuables.
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 Hugh Mackay -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In 1691 he distinguished himself in the brilliant victory at the Battle of Aughrim, and in 1692, with the rank of lieutenant-general, he commanded the British division of the allied army in Flanders.
At the great Battle of Steinkeerke, Mackay's division bore the brunt of the day unsupported and the general himself was killed.
Mackay was the inventor of the socket bayonet which soon came into general use, the idea of this being suggested to him by the failure of the plug bayonet to stop the rush of the Highlanders at the Battle of Killiecrankie.
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 Killiecrankie to dalnamein
At the head of the Pass of Killiecrankie is a National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre which tells the story of the Battle of Killiecrankie which took place on 27th July 1689 in this wooded gorge.
Unfortunately this was a case of winning the battle but losing the war as, without their leader, the Highlanders were lost and went on to eventual defeat at Dunkeld.
The 8% descent from the Visitor Centre means that you shoot through the village without hardly noticing it and before long you are out in the countryside with the A9 and railway for company once again.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /wwshack/Perth/KilliecrankieToDalnamein.htm   (671 words)

 Killy Kranky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Battle of Killiecrankie effectively ended the fight in Scotland on behalf of James II in the Glorious Revolution.
The Jacobite cause was entirely dependent on Dundee, but he fought in the front line of the battle (he had to prove his courage, and promised that, if he won, he would not join the fray again).
Peculiarly, I recently heard a classical recording of the tune "Killiecrankie" (definitely the same melody) which claimed that it came from c.
www.csufresno.edu /folklore/ballads/JRSF111.html   (383 words)

 The Killiecrankie House Hotel, Perthshire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Killiecrankie House Hotel was originally built as a private country residence for a local Church minister in 1840 and was converted into an hotel in 1939.
The hotel overlooks the Pass of Killiecrankie, a deep river gorge formed by the River Garry cutting its way through the surrounding granite hills.
The Pass is particularly lovely in Autumn because of the delightful colours of the oaks, beeches and aspen trees.
www.killiecrankiehotel.co.uk /history.html   (324 words)

 Battle of Dunkeld 1689 - ScotWars
The unique background and the traditions of the Presbyterian Church were maintained by the Regiment throughout its long and illustrious history.
Only three months after its formation and with no battle experience, the Regiment was despatched to defend Dunkeld, arriving there on Saturday 17 August.
Although the Battle of Dunkeld was a relatively small event, it had the effect of a major conflict, in that it helped materially to determine Scotland's future as a Presbyteriannation.
www.scotwars.com /html/battle_of_dunkeld.htm   (420 words)

 The paintings of Sune Wadskjær Nielsen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It was the first battle in the war which lasted until 1850.
I choose this motive because I found it interesting to paint a joint operation with the army and the navy.
It was a great inspiration for me to visit Flensborg Fiord and Wassersleben where this episode of the Battle took place.
www.sunewad.dk /prvcgi/paintings.asp?id=11   (143 words)

 Killiecrankie Agenda 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Bonnie Dundie first sent a small group of highlanders down the main road towards Killiecrankie as a feint, whilst the main Army left their camp in Old Blair around mid afternoon and circled behind the hill of Lude coming down Allt Chluain.
Iain Dubh nan Cath (Dark John of the Battles or Bonnie Dundee) was killed shortly after giving the order to charge probably hit by a musket ball.
Drive up this road, the road forks take the left hand fork over the bridge and then left again into the car park.NB if the car park is full you may have to find alternative parking in Blair (which is free) and walk up to the gathering place, which will be at the car park.
www.royalhouseofstewart.org.uk /killie.htm   (636 words)

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