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Fact Book: The 1715 Jacobite Rising
There had already been a Jacobite rising before Bonnie Prince Charlie started one. In 1715 Bonnie Prince Charlie's father, James Francis Stuart, came to Scotland and tried to get the thrones of England and Scotland back. Why was this?
Many Jacobites felt that had the Rising been better planned they could have won and put the James Francis back on the thrones of England and Scotland. When Bonnie Prince Charlie tried again in 1745, many Jacobites thought they could win this time!