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Battle of Culloden

The Battle of Culloden took place on the 16th of April 1745 near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands and marked the end of the Jacobite Uprising.

A force of around five and a half thousand men fighting for Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) was soundly defeated by nearly nine thousand government men under William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, the son of King George II.

The loss of the battle led to a brutal crackdown on Jacobitism, earning William Augustus the nickname "butcher".

Following Culloden, a variety of measures were undertaken to integrate the Highlands into the Kingdom of Great Britain, to weaken Gaelic culture and to abolish the Scottish Clan System.

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