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LocationEast Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
SurfaceGrass, Gravel
Created2020-07-23 17:00:00
Battlepoint at

Battlepoint is a turfzone in the municipality of East Lothian in the region of Scotland in the United Kingdom and is counted as a monument zone.


This zone is placed by the memorial for the Battle of Prestonpans, 1745 near the village of Prestopans.

Battle of PrestonpansEdit

The Battle of Prestonpans, also known as the Battle of Gladsmuir, was fought on 21 September 1745, near Prestopans, in East Lothian; it was the first significant engagement of the Jacobite rising of 1745.

Jacobite forces led by the Stuart exile Charles Edward Stuart defeated a government army under Sir John Cope, whose inexperienced troops broke in the face of a Highland charge. The battle lasted less than thirty minutes and was a huge boost to Jacobite morale, establishing the revolt as a serious threat to the British government.

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