The Jacobite risings, also known as the Jacobite rebellions or the War of the British Succession, were a series of uprisings, rebellions, and wars in Great Britain and Ireland occurring between 1688 and 1746. The uprisings had the aim of returning James II of England and VII of Scotland, the last Catholic British monarch, and later his descendants of the House of Stuart, to the throne of Great Britain after they had been deposed by Parliament during the Glorious Revolution. The series of conflicts takes its name Jacobitism, from Jacobus, the Latin form of James.
Part of a series on the
|Wars of Great Britain|
Jacobite rising may refer to any of the following:
- Jacobite rising of 1689
- Williamite War in Ireland, James's attempts to regain the throne in Ireland
- Jacobite assassination plot 1696
- Planned French invasion of Britain (1708), included Jacobite support.
- Jacobite rising of 1715
- Jacobite rising of 1719
- Planned French invasion of Britain (1744), included Jacobite support.
- Jacobite rising of 1745
- Planned French invasion of Britain (1759), included Jacobite support.