- a seaside resort in the Lothian region, in SE Scotland, E of Edinburgh: battle 1745.
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It was in the disastrous engagement of Prestonpans, in the year 1745.Amos Huntingdon
Charles Edward slept there when triumphant from Prestonpans.The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6
Augustus J. C. Hare
Their infantry were in the centre, their cavalry on Is defeated at Prestonpans.A History of England, Period III.
Rev. J. Franck Bright
At the battle of Prestonpans, James Roy distinguished himself.Rob Roy, Volume 1., Illustrated
Sir Walter Scott
In this respect some samples of the Prestonpans beer are remarkable for the small proportion of extract they contain.
- 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)