Jacobitism (//; Erse: Seacaibíteachas, Scots Gaelic: Seumasachas) wis the political movement in Great Britain an Ireland tae restore the Roman Catholic Stuart King James II o England an his heirs tae the thrones o England, Scotland an Ireland.
The movement began in 1688 efter the deposition of James II and VII. He wis replaced by his daughter Mary II jointly wi hur husband an first cousin William o Orange. The Stuarts bided in the European mainland efter that, occasionally tryin tae take back the throne wi the help o France or Spain. The maist important places fur Jacobitism wur Ireland an Scotland, especially the Scottish Highlands. Whereas in England, support fur Jacobitism wis strangest in the north, wi some support in Wales an aw.
Jacobitism wis favoured by many Catholics, as it wis hoped that the Stuarts would end bad laws. In Scotland, the cause became a lang lastin romantic memory.
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