The Battle of Prestonpans was the first battle of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. On 20-21 September 1745 the Jacobite army led by Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) achieved a stunning and unexpectedly one-sided victory over the Government forces led by Sir John Cope. About 50 Jacobites are killed compared with 400 Government troops. Almost all of the Government infantry was captured.
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