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Northumberland and the ’15 Jacobite Rising’

In December, we’ll have a chance to find out more about James Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater, his brother, Charles Radcliffe and the part that they and members of other leading Northumbrian families played in the 1715 Jacobite Rising.

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James Radcliffe

Cousins of the exiled Stuarts, the Radcliffes were an important, powerful catholic family with their seat at Dilston, near Corbridge.  The talk covers the short-lived rising and its aftermath together with how the local historical group, The Fifteen, The Northumbrian Jacobite Society, is keeping the story alive and creating awareness of the historical site of Dilston with its chapel and castle.

Radcliffes’ Dilston seat

The story will be presented by local historian, Liz Finch.

Book now

Our  talk will take place on Wednesday 12 December at The Corner House, Heaton NE6 5RP at 7.30pm (Doors open at 7.00pm. You are advised to take your seat by 7.15pm). All welcome. FREE for Heaton History Group members. £2 for non-members. Please book your place by contacting / 07443 594154. Until 27 September, booking will be open to Heaton History Group members only.




  1. Years ago in the 60s I read a book called Devil Water by Anya Seaton on this subject and loved it. Wish I could be with you all to hear this talk tonight but Canada is a long way to come from. Good luck to you all


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