The Battle of Glenshiel: 300 Years On

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.

The Battle of Glenshiel: 300 Years On

About The Battle of Glenshiel: 300 Years On

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 commemorative talk is being given at 12.30pm and also 3.15pm so that those who wish to attend can choose which time suits them best.

The talk will start 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.

Tickets for the lunchtime talk can be obtained on: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-battle-of-glenshiel-300-years-on-tickets-58660778969

Tickets for the teatime talk can be obtained on: 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


While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for The Battle of Glenshiel: 300 Years On are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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