Through items in the National Library of Scotland's collection, this website guides you through a key moment of Scottish History: the Jacobite Rising of 1715. Find out how family alliances and power struggles within royal families created tensions which ultimately led to sweeping changes in both the landscape and culture of Scotland.
The Jacobites were the supporters of the exiled King James VII of Scotland and II of England and his son James Francis Edward Stuart. Their name came from 'Jacobus', the Latin name for James. On this website you can:
For teachers, there is a specially designed downloadable timeline for use in the classroom and curriculum related links.