Battle of Prestonpans

1745. Jacobite Rebellion.  Battle of Prestonpans. The raw and inexperienced Royal army, including Lascelles Regiment (later 47th Foot and then 1st Loyals), is outflanked and breaks before the screaming charge of maddened Highlanders in the first serious conflict of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion. PICTURE SHOWS: 1) The battle of Prestonpans. 2) Peregrine Lascelles, who commanded the regiment at the battle. The disaster rankled to the end of his days, and his epitaph on a tablet in St Mary’s Church, Whitby, refers to “a fruitless exertion of his Spirit & ability at the disgracefull rout of Preston pans. He remained forsaken on the field.”

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