15th April 2012
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THE SPIRIT OF WALLACE
"The Spirit of
guard over the Abbey Craig"
Battle of Prestonpans – the
Riggonhead Night March
On the eve of battle, the Jacobite
army secretly moves to take up position to the east
of the assembled government forces in preparation for a surprise attack
timed for dawn.
Battle of Prestonpans
The Jacobites rush in to overwhelm
the government army, with Clan Cameron capturing the enemy artillery.
The government line begins to falter and will soon dissolve into a complete
Battle of Prestonpans– the
surrender of Cockenzie House
The earlier battle lost, the
detachment of government troops left guarding General
Cope’s baggage train at nearby Cockenzie House are persuaded to surrender.
Battle of Prestonpans–
incident at Tranent Manse
The mortally wounded Colonel
Gardner is nursed in secret upstairs at Tranent Manse as Jacobites, drunk on
on the field, arrive to search for redcoats who have escaped the battle.
They are distracted by the offer of a hot meal and
some wine. The colonel died of his horrific wounds soon after, despite the
bravery and care of the two Jenkinson sisters.
BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS
The Jacobites first victory over Government forces
at Prestonpans, 21st September 1745
(acrylic on board)
In the early summer of 1297, William Wallace led a force of
Scottish patriots north to defeat a
war band of Irish mercenaries loyal to the English king. Here he
contemplates tactics at the
Pass of Brander, Loch Awe.
Battle of Stirling Bridge
On the morning of September 11th 1297 the combined Scottish forces of
and Andrew de Moray inflicted a devastating defeat upon the
numerically superior English
army on the boggy ground at the bridge over the
River Forth near Stirling.
March on Stirling Bridge
The combined forces of William Wallace
and Andrew de Moray take positions upon the Abbey
Craig near Stirling,
nervously awaiting victory or death against the oncoming English army.
The Black Douglas
Sir James, “the good” or “the black”
Douglas directs the left wing of the Scottish army
on the second day of the
Battle of Bannockburn, Monday 24th June, 1314.
Deer gather on
the lower slopes of Glencoe.
Ancient seat of the Clanranald MacDonalds, Loch Moidart
Sir William Wallace : Guardian of the Realm
In late 1297, William Wallace was knighted and proclaimed Guardian of the
along with Andrew de Moray. Soon, however, de Moray was dead and Wallace
had to rule a troubled, disunited kingdom on his own.
The inspirational rock band
at their peak.