Preston Fight or, The Insurrection of 1715
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Preston Fight or, The Insurrection of 1715

By William Harrison Ainsworth
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  • PRESTON FIGHT or THE INSURRECTION OF 1715
  • Author of "The Tower of London"
    • WILLIAM FRANCIS AINSWORTH, ESQ, Ph.D., F.S.A., F.R.G.S., Etc., Etc.
  • PRESTON FIGHT.
  • BOOK THE FIRST—THE EARL OF DERWENTWATER.
  • I.—DILSTON CASTLE.
  • II.—THE CHEVALIER DE SAINT GEORGE.
  • III.—NICHOLAS RIBBLETON.
  • IV.—THE LITTLE CHAPEL.
  • V.—ANNA WEBB AND DOROTHY FORSTER.
  • VI.—LADY WEBB.
  • VII.—THE PROPOSAL.
  • VIII.—COLONEL OXBURGH AND HIS COMPANIONS.
  • IX.—CONFESSION.
  • X.—A BANQUET.
  • XI.—A MYSTERIOUS OCCURRENCE IN THE CHAPEL.
  • XII.—A LETTER FROM THE EARL OF MAR.
  • XIII.—THE BETROTHAL.
  • XIV.—THE SPY.
  • XV.—A GENERAL DEPARTURE.
    • END OF BOOK THE FIRST.
  • BOOK THE SECOND BAMBOROUGH CASTLE,
  • I.—THE HIGH SHERIFF.
  • II.—PURSUIT.
  • III.—LORD WIDDRINGTON.
  • IV.—DUNSTANBOROUGH CASTLE.
  • V.—HOW THE PRINCE WAS LODGED IN THE OLD FORTRESS.
  • VI.—ANNA'S ADVENTURE IN THE CAVERN.
  • VII.—AN ALARM.
  • VIII.—HOW THE SHERIFF AND HIS TROOP WERE CARED FOR.
  • IX.—THE PRINCE'S PARTING INJUNCTIONS TO LORD DERWENTWATER AND ANNA.
  • X.—THE ESCAPE.
    • END OF BOOK THE SECOND.
  • BOOK THE THIRD—THE INSURRECTION IN SCOTLAND.
  • I.—THE HUNTING IN BRAEMAR.
  • II.—BRIGADIER MACKINTOSH OF BORLUM.
  • III.—HOW THE STANDARD WAS SET UP, AND KING JAMES PROCLAIMED AT CASTLETOWN.
    • END OF BOOK THE THIRD.
  • BOOK THE FOURTH—THE RISING IN NORTHUMBERLAND.
  • I.—DILSTON REVISITED.
  • II. A WARRANT ISSUED FOR THE EARL'S ARREST.
  • III.—THE WOODCUTTER'S HUT
  • IV.—THE MAIDEN'S WALK.
  • V.—HOW CHARLES RADCLYFFE PROVOKED SIR WILLIAM LORRAINE.
  • VI.—HOW CHARLES RADCLYFFE JOINED THE EARL AT THE HUT.
  • VII.—HOW THE MAGISTRATES AND THE MILITIAMEN WERE FORCED TO QUIT THE CASTLE.
  • VIII.—HOW THE EARL TOOK LEAVE OF THE COUNTESS.
  • IX.—MAD-JACK HALL OF OTTERBURN.
  • X.—THE RACE ON SIMONSIDE.
  • XI.—WANNY CRAGS.
  • XII.—WARKWORTH CASTLE.
  • XIII.—ORGANISATION OF THE FORCE.
  • XIV.—THE EARL'S BRIEF VISIT TO DILSTON.
    • XV—HOW THE EARL WAS RESCUED BY NATHAN THE WOODCUTTER.
    • END OF BOOK THE FOURTH,
  • BOOK THE FIFTH—THE MARCH FROM HEXHAM TO LONGTOWN.
  • I.—THE JUNCTION WITH THE SOUTH COUNTRY SCOTS.
  • II.—MACKINTOSH'S ACHIEVEMENTS.
  • III.—SUNDAY AT KELSO.
  • IV.—A COUNCIL OF WAR.
  • V—FURTHER DISSENSIONS.
  • VI.—THE HIGHLANDERS REFUSE TO CROSS THE BORDER.
  • VII.—LORD WIDDRINGTON RETURNS FROM LANCASHIRE.
    • END OF BOOK THE FIFTH.
  • BOOK THE SIXTH—THE MARCH FROM PENRITH TO PRESTON.
  • I.—THE ROUT ON PENRITH FELL.
  • II.—MADAM BELLINGHAM.
  • III.—HORNBY CASTLE.
  • IV.—SIR HENRY HOGHTON AND THE QUAKER.
  • V.—HOW THE PRISONERS IN LANCASTER CASTLE WERE RELEASED.
  • VI.—LANCASHIRE WITCHES.
    • END OF BOOK THE SIXTH.
  • BOOK THE SEVENTH—THE ATTACK.
  • I.—PROUD PRESTON.
  • II.—HOW KING JAMES WAS PROCLAIMED FOR THE LAST TIME.
  • III.—THE COUNTESS AND DOROTHY ARRIVE AT PRESTON.
  • IV.—MRS. SCARISBRICK.
  • V.—IMPORTANT RECRUITS.
  • VI.—THE BALL AT THE TOWN-HALL.
  • VII.—RALPH FAIRBROTHER.
  • VIII.—APATHY OF GENERAL FORSTER.
  • IX.—PARSON WOODS OF CHOWBENT.
  • X.—GENERAL WILLS ARRIVES AT PRESTON.
    • END OF BOOK THE SEVENTH.
  • BOOK THE EIGHTH—THE DEFENCE
  • I.—THE BARRICADES.
  • II.—WHAT THE COUNTESS AND DOROTHY BEHELD FROM THE SUMMIT OF THE MANSION.
  • III.—THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE ASSAULT.
  • IV.—ALTERCATION BETWEEN FORSTER AND MACKINTOSH.
  • V.—HOW THE TWO LARGE HOUSES IN CHURCH-STREET WERE TAKEN BY THE ASSAILANTS.
  • VI.—HOUSES BURNT BY THE ASSAILANTS.
  • VII.—THE WINDMILL BARRICADE.
  • VIII.—HOW THE TWO LARGE HOUSES WERE ILLUMINATED.
  • IX.—THE FORD.
  • X.—BY WHOM THE COUNTESS AND DOROTHY WERE LIBERATED.
  • XI.—AN UNLUCKY SHOT.
    • END OF BOOK EIGHT
  • BOOK THE NINTH
  • I.—HOW A PARTY OF DRAGOONS WAS ROUTED BY CAPTAIN GORDON.
  • II. MEETING OF CARPENTER AND WILLS.
  • III.—GENERAL FORSTER WISHES TO CAPITULATE.
  • IV.—COLONEL OXBURGH PROPOSES TERMS OF SURRENDER TO WILLS.
  • V.—CAPTAIN DALZIEL HAS A CONFERENCE WITH WILLS.
  • VI.—HOW FORSTER LEARNT THAT HE HAD BEEN BETRAYED.
  • VII.—COLONEL COTTON.
  • VIII.—HOSTAGES REQUIRED.
  • IX—IN WHAT MANNER THE HOSTAGES WERE RECEIVED BY GENERAL WILLS.
  • X.—BRIGADIER MACKINTOSH DISSUADES THE EARL OF WINTOUN FROM SALLYING FORTH.
  • XI.—THE TERMS OF THE TREATY ARE ACCEPTED.
  • XII.—THE INSURGENT OFFICERS DELIVER UP THEIR SWORDS.
  • XIII.—HOW BRIGADIER MACKINTOSH PARTED WITH HIS CLAYMORE.
  • XIV.—THE TWO GENERALS ENTER THE TOWN.
  • XV.—THE TOWN IS PLUNDERED BY THE SOLDIERY.
  • XVI.—CAPTAIN SHAFTOE IS SHOT.
    • END OF BOOK THE NINTH.
  • BOOK THE TENTH—THE DUNGEON.
  • I—THE CHIEF INSURGENT PRISONERS ARE TAKEN TO LONDON.
  • II.—THE EARL OF DERWENTWATER IS IMPRISONED IN THE DEVEREUX TOWER.
  • III.—THE EARL OF NITHSDALE'S ESCAPE.
  • IV.—THE EARL OF WINTOUN'S ESCAPE.
  • V.—GENERAL FORSTER'S ESCAPE FROM NEWGATE.
  • VI. BRIGADIER MACKINTOSH'S ESCAPE
    • END OF COOK THE TENTH.
  • BOOK THE ELEVENTH—THE SCAFFOLD.
  • I.—THE LAST PARTING BETWEEN THE EARL OF DERWENT-WATER AND THE COUNTESS.
  • II.—HOW LORD WIDDRINGTON TOOK A LAST LEAVE OF THE EARL OF DERWENTWATER.
  • III.—HOW THE EARL OF DERWENTWATER WAS BEHEADED.
  • IV.—WHAT HAPPENED IN THE CHAPEL AT DAGENHAM PARK.
  • V.—THE JOURNEY TO DILSTON.
  • VI.—THE INTERMENT.
    • THE END.
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