18th century Print ” The Battle of Culloden”

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An interesting 18th century print, “The Battle of Culloden 1746” it was published on 1st November by LAURIE and WHITTLE. 53 FLEET STREET, LONDON.
It shows the Duke of Cumberland overseeing the battle.
On the back of the print someone has drawn up the lines of the troops, we believe this was done by a relative of one of the officers.
The print is in reasonable condition apart from a light patch to the top left hand corner of the print but this is on the border and not on the print itself.
Dimensions are 21.5 inches by 16 inches and is in its original Hogarth frame.
The Jacobite rising of 1745 was the attempt by Charles Edward Stuart to regain the British throne for the exiled House of Stuart. The rising occurred during the War of the Austrian Succession when most of the British Army was on the European continent. Charles Edward Stuart, commonly known as “Bonnie Prince Charlie” or “the Young Pretender”, sailed to Scotland and raised the Jacobite standard at Glenfinnan in the Scottish Highlands, where he was supported by a gathering of Highland clansmen. The march south began with an initial victory at Prestonpans near Edinburgh. The Jacobite army, now in bold spirits, marched onwards to Carlisle, over the border in England. When it reached Derby, some British divisions were recalled from the Continent and the Jacobite army retreated north to Inverness where the last battle on Scottish soil took place on a nearby moor at Culloden. The Battle of Culloden ended with the final defeat of the Jacobite cause, and with Charles Edward Stuart fleeing with a price on his head, before finally sailing to France.

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