Additional religious tension between Presbyterians and Episcopalians combined with rejection of the Act of Union made a Jacobite rising almost inevitable. As long as Britain was at war with France the Jacobites could hope for French support. The Government recognised this in peace treaties signed with France, which it hoped would limit Louis XIV's use of the House of Stuart as a threat to British stability.
The Jacobite challenge
This was a great blow to Jacobite hopes as the cautious Duke of Orleans, regent for the infant Louis XV, was slow to provide support. The Jacobite rising had begun. Home Exhibitions Jacobites Background to Who were the Jacobites and why did they rise?
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