A supporter of the deposed James II and his descendants in their claim to the British throne after the Revolution of 1688. Drawing most of their support from Catholic clans of the Scottish Highlands, Jacobites made attempts to regain the throne in 1689–90, 1715, 1719, and 1745-6, finally being defeated at the Battle of Culloden.
- She was named after Prince Charlie and was a great Jacobite, of which I'm very proud.
- The Settler was an unreconstructed Jacobite who fled to Maryland in the dark days following the Glorious Revolution.
- The court party retorted that the country party members were either secret Jacobites or self-seeking careerists, making trouble for their own ends.
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- Swift's writings of the 1690s, during the last four years of Queen Anne's reign, and after the Hanoverian succession are shown to contain Jacobitical political implications when examined in their context in the 'paper wars' of the period.
- Mr. Balfour first called on me late one morning in October of 1719, a year of much turmoil upon this island-the nation lived in constant fear of the French and their support for the heir to the deposed King James, whose Jacobitical followers threatened continually to retake the British monarchy.
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- Eventually admiration for Jacobitism was adopted, along with tartan, by the Hanoverians themselves as part of a general nostalgia for the good old days.
- When the rebels arrived in Manchester, a centre of Jacobitism, on 28 November there were public celebrations among avowed Jacobites and a small Manchester regiment was raised.
- According to MacKillop, Jacobitism has become a means to assuage Scotland's collective guilt about the Act of Union, in which the country's sovereignty was given up.
Words that rhyme with JacobiteRechabite • jadeite
A member of the Syrian Orthodox Church (Monophysite).
- All the different sects within the Syrian Christian community - Syro-Malabar, Syro-Malankara, Jacobite, Orthodox as well as Caldean - had their original liturgy in Syriac.
- The Coptic church was a sister-church of the Jacobite church of Syria.
- Back in Jerusalem, the Orthodox and Jacobite Christians were allowed to stay, having only to pay the special tax imposed by Islam.
Early 15th century: from medieval Latin Jacobita, from the name of Jacobus Baradaeus, a 6th-century Syrian monk.
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