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The Battle of Glenshiel - 300 Years On!

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Gallery No 1 and Gallery No 4 (The Wolfson Gallery)

1 Queen Street

Edinburgh

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June 10th 1719: Hanoverian Government forces under Lieutenant-General Wightman close in on a Jacobite army under the Marquis of Tullibardine in the mountainous terrain of the Western Highlands. The two armies engage that afternoon in the valley of Glenshiel, in the conclusive battle of the Rising of 1719.

June 10th 2019: 300 years on to the very day, Michael Nevin, Chairman of the 1745 Association, will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Glenshiel by recounting the events leading up to it, and the course of the battle itself, at a lunchtime talk at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. The talk will start at 12:30 PM in Gallery No 1, drawing on the paintings there to describe key events that led up to Rising, before moving on to Galley No 4 (the Wolfson Gallery), concluding with a detailed appreciation of Peter Tillemans' contemporary masterpiece, The Battle of Glenshiel (pictured).

The talk is free and open to all. NB: The same commemorative talk is also being given at teatime (3:15 PM start) so that those who wish to attend can choose which time suits them best. Tickets for the teatime talk can be obtained on:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-battle-of-glenshiel-300-years-on-the-teatime-commemoration-tickets-59516490425


Paintings that will be covered in the talk include:

Gallery No 1:

- The Execution of King Charles I

- James Graham, Marquis of Montrose (School of Sir Anthony Van Dyck)

- James VII portrayed as a military commander by Sir Peter Liley

- Queen Anne as Princess of Denmark by Jan van der Vaardt

Gallery No 4, The Wolfson Gallery:

- James Francis Edward Stuart portrayed as a baby by Nicholas de Largillière (1691)

- Print of William, Duke of Gloucester

- François de Troy’s portraits of Princess Louisa, sister of James Francis Edward Stuart (1700) and James himself (1701)

- Peter Tillemans’ 1719 masterpiece of The Battle of Glenshiel


NB: Michael's last SNPG talk, The ‘45 in 45 Minutes! 15 Myths and Misconceptions Challenged" can be viewed on YouTube in three parts:

Part 1: The "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 (10 minutes 40 seconds)

“The truth of the matter is that the Coup of 1688 was neither glorious nor a revolution, but a squalid family squabble….."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgP7i4DR8vs&t=1s

Part 2: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Rising of 1745 (19 minutes)

“Had the Jacobites continued their advance from Derby on to London, their chances of success must be rated as at least 50:50.....”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmuRt777c9M&t=1s

Part 3: Queen Clementina's Cavinet (8 minutes 20 seconds)

“For all her wealth, Clementina is not a free woman. She is not free to choose her own husband. She is an asset to be traded on the market of international politics, sold to the most promising bidder in a dynastic marriage…..”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIURfVvPgWk&t=1s

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Gallery No 1 and Gallery No 4 (The Wolfson Gallery)

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Edinburgh

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