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Prestonpans, Battle of

Line breaks: Bat¦tle of Pres¦ton|pans
Pronunciation: /ˌprɛstənˈpanz
 
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Definition of Prestonpans, Battle of in English:

A battle in 1745 near the town of Prestonpans just east of Edinburgh, the first major engagement of the Jacobite uprising of 1745-6. The Jacobites routed the Hanoverians, leaving the way clear for Charles Edward Stuart’s subsequent invasion of England.

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