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Earth of the 1740s was visited several times by the Doctor. The expanding British Empire faced threats to it's rule closer to home in this decade.

The British Empire[edit | edit source]

Jacobite Uprising[edit | edit source]

The Jacobite Rising against the rule of King George II, led by Bonnie Prince Charlie, took place in Scotland in 1745. (TV: The Highlanders) The Glaswegians supported the English in the conflict. (TV: The Wheel of Ice)

The Rising ended in defeat for the Jacobites with the Battle of Culloden on 16 April 1746. In the aftermath of the battle, the Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon, Ben Jackson and Polly Wright closed down a slave trading operation run by Solicitor Grey. Jamie joined the Doctor on his travels. (TV: The Highlanders) After travelling with the Doctor for several years, Jamie was returned by the Time Lords to Scotland at a moment shortly before he first boarded the TARDIS. His memories of his travels with the Second Doctor were erased. (TV: The War Games)

In an alternate timeline accidentally created by Jamie in November 1688, the Glorious Revolution was a failure and King James II remained on the throne until his death. Consequently, the Battle of Culloden never took place. In 1788, the version of Jamie native to this timeline told a Time Lord agent of the CIA that no battle had ever been fought at Culloden. (AUDIO: The Glorious Revolution)

Minor events[edit | edit source]

Sabbath, a long-term nemesis of the Eighth Doctor, was born in 1740. (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street) Reverend Neil McVicar died in 1741. He was remembered as being the greatest minister of St Cuthbert's Church. (PROSE: The Many Hands)

On 8 September 1742, the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan spent time recovering from the Salem witch trials of 1692 on a New England beach. (PROSE: The Witch Hunters)

Other events[edit | edit source]

The Tenth Doctor visited 1744 to keep an eye on Reinette via the time window on board the SS Madame de Pompadour. A horse also travelled through the window onto the ship. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace) Nkome was born in Dahomey in this year. (PROSE: White Darkness)

In 1746, Jared Khan missed another chance to steal the Doctor's TARDIS, his first since 1289. He travelled to France, where he posed as the Count Cagliostro. (PROSE: Birthright)

The Fourth Doctor told Romana II that 1749 was the last time that he had painted. (PROSE: The English Way of Death)

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