The Jacobites and International Intrigue 1708-1759

The Jacobites and International Intrigue 1708-1759

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A members' event (with guests) which is part of the Friends' online talks series exploring the collections held at The National Archives.

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The Jacobites and International Intrigue 1708-1759

Drawing on National Archives sources this talk will focus on the support for the Jacobite cause outside the British Isles, achieved by means of intelligence gathering and the interaction between the Jacobite diaspora and the major continental powers. It will outline the many real and ‘imagined’ invasion plans that were hatched against Hanoverian Britain in the first half of the eighteenth century.

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Broadsheet relating to the discovery of plans for a Swedish backed rebellion in support of the Prestender [James Francis Stuart] in October 1716.

Ralph Thompson is a Records Adviser and volunteer supervisor and has worked at the National Archives since 1999. As a member of the Early Modern Team, Ralph has studied at Kingston University and completed an MA dissertation at Birkbeck, University of London, which focussed on English foreign policy in the Baltic during the 1650s. His research specialisms include the Civil War and Interregnum, the Jacobites, and North American colonial history.

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Taking part in a desperate attempt to assassinate George II, Dr Archibalk Cameron was the last Jacobite to be executed for high treason in June 1753.

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