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April 16, 1746: The Battle of Culloden is fought.
This momentous battle brought to an end the second and last of the Jacobites’ efforts to restore the British crown to the Scottish House of Stuart. It was fought between British forces under Prince William Augustus, son of George II, and the Jacobites under “the Young Pretender" Charles Edward Stuart, whose own grandfather was the deposed King James II.
"The ‘Forty-five", or the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, took place at the same time as a larger pan-European conflict - the War of the Austrian Succession; as Great Britain concentrated its forces across Europe and in India and North America, the Young Pretender took this opportunity to launch an invasion of England, with limited support from France. By late 1745, however, Charles had been pushed back to Scotland, and, on April 16, his army met the superior British forces at the village of Culloden for one final clash.
The untrained Jacobite army, made up largely of (unwilling) clansmen from the Scottish highlands, suffered around 2,000 casualties to William’s 300, and they quickly dispersed after their defeat. With the Stuart cause crushed, Charles fled to France, never to return to Scotland. Following the battle, William made efforts to stamp out Jacobitism and rebellion (his tactics in doing so earned him the sobriquet “Butcher”), while around the same time, Parliament passed two acts that were designed to dismantle the clan system and suppress Gaelic culture and dress.
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Not Scottish, but a really lovely video and message (poem by Shane Koyczan), that I felt was worth sharing. I hope all my followers have a wonderful weekend.