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In 1689, during the Jacobite Rebellion, the Battle of Killiecrankie was fought on the northern edge of the village. The Highland charge of the Jacobites took the government forces under General Hugh MacKay by surprise and they were completely overwhelmed in only 10 minutes. Donald MacBean, one of William III of England's supporters, having lost the contest, is said to have cleared the pass, from one bank to the other, at the "The Soldier's Leap". The battle, disastrous as it was to the government forces, was in reality the end of the insurrection, for the controlling and commanding genius of the rebellion John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee (see Bonnie Dundee) was killed in the battle.