Clifton Moor Skirmish

The Clifton Moor Skirmish took place between forces of the British Hanoverian government and Jacobite rebels on 19 December 1745. Since the commander of the British forces, the Duke of Cumberland, was aware of the Jacobite presence in Derby, the Jacobite leader Prince Charles Edward Stuart decided to retreat north back towards Scotland. Charles began his retreat from Derby on 6 December 1745. This is sometimes claimed as the last battle on English soil, but there are numerous other claimants such as the Battle of Bossenden Wood, fought in 1838.

Read more about Clifton Moor Skirmish:  Retreat From England, Arrival At Clifton, The Skirmish, Aftermath, Most Recent Battle On English Soil

Other articles related to "clifton moor skirmish, clifton moor, skirmish":

Clifton Moor Skirmish - Most Recent Battle On English Soil
... If Clifton Moor was a "skirmish" and not a battle, and if the Battle of Preston, fought during Jacobite Rising of 1715, was a siege and not a battle, and the Battle of Reading (1688) is ...

Famous quotes containing the words skirmish, clifton and/or moor:

    Truth-loving Persians do not dwell upon
    The trivial skirmish fought near Marathon.
    Robert Graves (1895–1985)

    Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.
    —Lucille Clifton (b. 1936)

    The Moor is of a free and open nature,
    That thinks men honest that but seem to be so,
    And will as tenderly be led by the nose
    As asses are.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)