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Prestonpans

[ pres-tuhn-panz ]

noun

  1. a seaside resort in the Lothian region, in SE Scotland, E of Edinburgh: battle 1745.


Prestonpans

/ ˌprɛstənˈpænz /

noun

  1. a small town and resort in SE Scotland, in East Lothian on the Firth of Forth: scene of the battle (1745) in which the Jacobite army of Prince Charles Edward defeated government forces under Sir John Cope. Pop: 7153 (2001)


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Their object was to gain the top of this ridge before the enemy, and then to repeat the manœuvres of Prestonpans.

The men were fresh, well fed, confident in their general, and eager to retrieve the dishonour of Prestonpans and Falkirk.

He had been eager to give up Holyrood to the wounded of Prestonpans; his wounded were left to die, or were stabbed on the field.

The last battles fought in the county were those of Dunbar and Prestonpans .

It will be remembered that Mr. Forsters want of generalship lost the battle of Prestonpans.

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