On This Day

Historical Events in March 1708

Historic Event

Mar 11 Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation

  • Mar 23 Pretender to the English throne James III attempts to land at Firth of Forth, Scotland, but is turned away by the British Royal Navy
  • Mar 27 Pretender to the English throne James III flees to Dunkirk