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 Definition On April 16, 1746, Hanoverian forces defeated the clans who rallied in support of Charles Edward Stuart, ending the Jacobite rebellions. [d] [e]
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Encouragement from a Military editor.

Good stuff. Are you considering a "capstone" article to link the various battles? Anything you might like checked, such as weapons?

If at all possible, I'd like to be able to link these into more general articles, such as infantry or cavalry -- not that they are well-developed.Howard C. Berkowitz 19:47, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

I have in mind an article on Jacobitism which would include sub-sections on the Jacobite Rebellions of 1715 and of 1745 in whch the principle military engagements would be mentioned and linked. Those principle engagements are:
  • Battle of Killiekrankie (1689)
  • Massacre of Glencoe (1692) - this article already exists as a stub or intro
  • Battle of Sheriffmuir (1715)
  • Battle of Prestonpans (1745)
  • Battle of Culloden (1746)
There was also an engagement at Falkirk in 1746 and, earlier, at Glenshiel in 1719 as part of a smaller uprising at that time. It is of course also possible that the Rebellions of 1715 and 1745-46 could eventually be expanded into their own, separate articles.
One of my concerns is to not adopt the superficial approach which holds that the debacle at Culloden spelled the end of the Jacobite cause. I was careful in the intro section to the present article to note that it was only in conjunction with the following repressive measures (themselves over-exaggerated by the modern-day Romantics), and especially the enormous cultural levelling effects of the Industrial Revolution which finally brought an end to the Stuart cause.
As well, it is important to remember that Jacobitism (I am following the usage in the Oxford Companion to Scottish History in adopting that term even though it is not an -ism in the traditional sense) took various forms in different places and at different times.
Finally, standing at the "head" of all are the extrememly important events of the Glorious Revolution.
James F. Perry 23:29, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Have you worked with the "Related Articles" page, which, I find, is a way to set up an outline? It's best (I'll set up an example) to use R-templates rather than links, because you can then just fill in a definition of a few words without having to set up an article. Don't feel constrained by the structure in the default page. Howard C. Berkowitz 01:26, 14 October 2008 (UTC)