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Battle of Culloden


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(16 April 1746)

A battle, fought on a bleak moor in Scotland to the east of Inverness, in which the Jacobite forces of Charles Edward Stuart, largely drawn from the Highland clans, were routed during a sleet storm by the English and German troops led by the Duke of Cumberland. The battle was followed by ruthless slaughter of the Jacobite wounded and prisoners, with survivors hunted down and killed, earning Cumberland the nickname ‘Butcher’. Culloden ended the Forty-Five Rebellion and virtually destroyed the Jacobite cause. It was the last land battle fought in Britain.

Subjects: British History — World History.


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