A scene from the 1715 uprising.
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After the Battle of Preston in November 1715, the Jacobites surrendered. They did so at discretion, meaning all they could hope for was not to be immediately killed by their captors.
High-ranking Jacobites were sent to London for trial, the less important were tried locally, and the rank-and-file were held in Preston for a month before being transferred elsewhere.
Six of the Jacobite officers captured at Preston were judged to still be enlisted in George I's army. They were made an immediate example of and sentenced to be shot.
This image shows a long line of Jacobite 'rebels' being marched through the countryside to London. Seven miniature pictures surround the main picture, depicting scenes including 'Deserters shot' and 'Rebels hang'd'.