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Battle of Culloden 16 April 1746, last battle of 1745 Jacobite rising under Charles Edward Stuart

Battle of Culloden 16 April 1746, last battle of 1745 Jacobite rising under Charles Edward Stuart


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Date: 29th March 2014

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Battle of Culloden 16 April 1746, last battle of 1745 Jacobite rising under Charles Edward Stuart

Battle of Culloden 16 April 1746, last battle of 1745 Jacobite rising under Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender. English under William, Duke of Cumberland crushed Scots in 40 minutes. Cumberland, third son of George II, criticised for his brutality. 18th century hand-coloured copperplate engraving

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1745 1746 18th April Battle Century Charles Copperplate Crushed Cumberland Duke Edward George Hand Coloured Military Minutes Rebellion Rising Scots Scottish Stuart William Young Brutality Criticised Culloden Jacobite Pretender


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This 18th-century hand-coloured copperplate engraving transports us back to the fateful Battle of Culloden, which took place on 16 April 1746. The image depicts the last battle of the Jacobite rising under Charles Edward Stuart, also known as Bonnie Prince Charlie or the Young Pretender. In a mere 40 minutes, William, Duke of Cumberland and his English forces crushed the Scottish rebels with brutal efficiency. The scene captures the intensity and chaos of war, with soldiers engaged in fierce combat amidst billowing smoke and flying debris. The young Scottish warriors fight valiantly for their cause, while their British counterparts advance relentlessly under Cumberland's command. This clash between two nations is etched into history as a pivotal moment in British military history. However, Cumberland's tactics were not without controversy; he faced criticism for his perceived brutality during this decisive battle. As the third son of King George II, his actions sparked debates about ethics and conduct on the battlefield. This print from Universal Images Group (UIG) serves as a powerful reminder of a significant event that shaped Scotland's destiny. It allows us to reflect upon the bravery and sacrifice displayed by both sides during this tumultuous period in British history.

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