James III, the 'Pretender', arrives at Peterhead from France (39 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

James Edward Stuart, the 'Old Pretender' seeking to be take power as James III of Britain, arrives at Peterhead having sailed from France, but by this time his supporters have already been defeated in several skirmishes by Royal forces.

Citation:
Editors. "James III, the 'Pretender', arrives at Peterhead from France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17178, accessed 05 December 2016.]